This email with the subject "Transaction..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 20 Mar 2010 06:45:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR HUANG" <mrhuanG@yahoo.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, How are you today and business in your country? I am Huang, Bank Manager of bank of Overseas,Taiwan. I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I contacted you independently of our investigation and no one is informed of this communication. A British Oil consultant/contractor with the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation, Mr.Bowen Atkinson made a numbered time (Fixed)Deposit of $30,000,000.00 for twelve calendar months and not too long Mr.Bowen Atkinson died from an airplane crash.The bank immediately launched an investigation intopossible surviving next of kin to alert about the situation and also to claim his estate. If you are familiar with private banking affairs,those who patronize our services usually prefer anonymity,but also some levels of detachment from conventional processes.In his bio-data form, he listed no next of kin.In the field of private banking, opening an account with us means noone will know of its existence, accounts are rarely held under a name;depositors use numbers and codes to make the accounts anonymous The bank immediately launched an investigation into possible surviving next of kin to alert about the situation and also to claim his estate. I alone know of the existence of this deposit as far as Bank Overseas is concerned, the bank's management has no single idea of what? the history or nature of the deposit. They are simply awaiting instructions to release the deposit to any party that comes forward.I am aware of the consequences of this proposal. If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I ever contacted you. If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a conclusion.I will always call you and please contact me only through this email below.My official lines are not secure lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy. Please observe this instruction religiously. Please, again, note I am a family man, I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences may be, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. Please reply to my private Email: email@example.com Awaiting your urgent reply. Yours Sincerely, Mr Huang