This email with the subject "My Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 29 Oct 2010 19:52:43 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Johnson Donalds"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My Name is Mr Johnson Donalds from Harlesden, North West London, here in England. I work for Credit Suisse Bank London. I am writing following an opportunity in my office that will be of an immense benefit to both of us. In my department, being the Operational Manager (Greater London Regional Office), I discovered an abandoned sum of $16,410.000 million USA Dollars (Sixteen million Four hundred And Ten thousand USA Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our Late foreign customers.
He unfortunately lost his life in a plane crash, including his wife and only daughter. The choice of contacting you is aroused from the geographical nature of where you live, particularly due to the sensitivity of the transaction and the confidentiality herein. Now our bank has been waiting for any of the relatives to come-up for the claim but nobody has done that.
I personally have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for the past years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin / Will Beneficiary to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at $16,410.000 million Dollars can be paid to you.
This will be disbursed or shared in these percentages, 60% to me and 40% to you. I have secured all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up this claim we are making. All I need is to fill in your names to the documents and legalize it in the court here to prove you as the legitimate beneficiary.
While we have made arrangements with Diplomatic Envoy in service to move the money through diplomatic process to your country with all the necessary papers to enhance depositing the money in to a bank in your country. All I require now is your honest Co-operation, Confidentiality and Trust to enable us see this transaction through.
I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please, provide me the following as we have 5 days to run it through. This is very very URGENT PLEASE.
1. Your Full Name.....................
2. Your Mobile Telephone Number........................
3. Your Contact Address....................... .................
4. Occupation/Position Held
Urgent response will be highly anticipated and appreciated.
Mr. Johnson Donalds,