This email with the subject "Please respond immediately" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 07 May 2010 23:28:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Anthony Brand"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, I know this is not the best medium to contact you but I am most compelled due to the urgency and time frame needed to execute this project. I wish to introduce to you a project that would be of immense benefit to both of us. Being an executor of wills, it is possible that we may be tempted to make funds out of our client's situations; when we cannot help it or left with no better option. The issue I am presenting to you is a case of my client who died without a will of intestate and left US$17 million in the coffers of a bank. It was most unfortunate that he and his supposed next-of-kin died on the same day in an auto-crash. However, I don't belong to that school of thought which proposes that the funds of unlucky people be given to the government as that is the regulation if it is unclaimed. I therefore seek for your assistance in presenting you as next of kin to the deceased. Please give your response once you receive this email to enable me reveal other details pertaining the claim, the deceased and our country's inheritance procedure. Yours in Service, Anthony Brand