This email with the subject "Greetings From Steve Mills!!!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:49:42 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Steve Mills <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am steve mills jepson a senior staff of Alliance & Leicester PLC. I am writing following an opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of £10.5million British Pounds Sterling (Ten million five hundred thousand British Pounds) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr.Morris Thompson an American who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000,including his wife and only daughter.You shall read more about the crash on visiting this site which I got during my investigation.
Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin or relatives to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.I learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only daughter died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund behind for the claim.
It is therefore upon this discovery that I and two other officials in this department now decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed bill.
The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that such money remained after six years the money will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed funds.We agreed that 35% of this money will be for you as foreign partner,while the balance will be for my colleagues and I. I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the percentages indicated above once this money gets int your account. Please be honest to me. Note this transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you receive this mail you should contact me through my e-mail: (email@example.com) Please note that all the necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds to you has been finalized. We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response.Meanwhile i would need Your personal details such as:
1. Your full name and address.
2. Your age and occupation.
3. Your cell phone and direct fax numbers
Awaiting your urgent reply .