This email with the subject "http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 12 Apr 2010 06:46:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "John Pitman"<Ali.firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, I am John Pitman, solicitor and the private Attorney to Late Andreas Schranner. A Germany property Magnate, Andreas Schranner, 64, his wife Maria, 62, their daughter Andrea Eich, 38, her husband Christian, 57, and their children Katharina, eight, and Maximilian, 10, all perished in the jet. Please click here below for verification. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm until his death has an account with a bank here with a closing balance of (us$15m) fifteen Million Dollars and since his death nobody has come up to claim this money from this bank. Since then I have made several enquiries to locate any of my client's relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you. The main reason why I have contacted you is for you to assist in repatriating the money and properties left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Finance Company where this huge deposits were lodged, this bank where my late client had this account valued at about (us$15m) fifteen Million Dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years, so I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at (us$15m) fifteen Million Dollars can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money. 50% for me and 40% for you and 10% will be used for any expenses that this might cost on the process of this transaction. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. It is 100% risk-free. Waiting for your respond Best regards, John Pitman