This email with the subject "Dear Sir/Mam," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 16 Nov 2010 06:11:34 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ALLAN SMITH"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: Allan Smith Email: email@example.com Dear Sir/Madam, I have picked-up the trust and courage to write you this letter with divine confidence that you are a reliable and honest person who will be capable for this important business transaction believing also that you will never let me down either now or in the future. My name is Allan Smith, a senior Auditing Officer with the NAT WEST BANK of LONDON, UK. There is an account opened in this bank in 1998 and since then nobody has operated on account again. After going through some old files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money out urgently it would be forfeited to the government as dormant account. The owner of this account is Mr.John Hixon, a foreigner, he was a miner at Kruger Gold Company, a geologist by profession, and he died since 2002 in a plane crash. No other person knows about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that this company does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is the sum of US$55MILLION. I am contacting you based on the fact that you are a foreigner because this money can only be approved for payment to a foreigner. I know that this proposal will come to you as a surprise as we don't know ourselves before. Although we will still have to meet after the successful transfer of the fund into any of your designated bank account. I have involved a very senior official in the operational department, and we have agreed that after the transfer of the money into your account, you shall be entitled to 30% of the total sum, my colleagues and I will have 60% while 10% will be used to reimburse any expenses incurred. All necessary precautions have been taken to ensure a risk free situation on the side of both parties. Please note that this deal can only take place on the following conditions; 1. You will provide the bank account and other relevant particulars/information for easy and onward Remittance of the fund. 2. Absolute confidentiality and sincerity will be required and guaranteed, considering our positions in the bank. 3. Assurance that our own share will be released to us in good faith when this money finally gets into your account. All things being equal, this transaction will be within 7 working days as soon as we hear from you. Please treat with utmost confidentiality. Contact me as quickly as possible. Thanks and God bless you. Expecting your urgent response vie email. Best Regards, Mr. Allan Smith