This email with the subject "Important" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 05 Dec 2010 07:21:50 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Al"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Our Ref: RDG/5875
Email: email@example.com, Fax:+442071830937, Tel:+447405927606
I am Al, (Real name withheld for reasons of confidentiality) I am a Lawyer in the United Kingdom. I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.
Last two years, 20th of August 2008, a rich Swedish client of mine died with his wife in a plane crash. http://www.airdisaster.com/news/article.php?id=30 (Names withheld). I decided to contact you (bearing in mind that you might not want to be a party to this perhaps for personal reasons) and therefore will allow some time for you to see if you are willing to work with me. If this is not to be the case, then I will contact others. He left no next of kin or indeed any relatives. I am therefore compelled to contact you in view of the prevalent circumstances.
I have made several enquiries to locate any of my clients extended relatives and this has proved unsuccessful. I decided to contact you first to seek your consent to join hands with me in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client, before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank/Government of UK. The funds are of an estimated value of $49,000,600.00 (Forty nine million, six hundred thousand USD).
Consequently, the bank (the custodian of the funds) issued me with a notice to provide the next of kin or have the deposit declared recovered treasure and converted to the public funds. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased. The proceeds of this account can then be paid to you for both of us to share the money: 60% to me and 40% to you. I can get all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up the claim.
I will provide you with more information on this as we progress. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us to see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please contact me via fax, phone or email asap.