This email with the subject "KINDLY ASSIST ME" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 08 Dec 2010 04:03:47 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Gary Wells <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
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Urgent Telegraphic / Swift Transfer of: US$21,000,000.00 (Twenty One Million US Dollars Only)
Pardon my invading your privacy. I got your contact from January, 2010 worldwide database and yellow pages encyclopedia after due consideration believing you are a highly respected personality. Although, I do not know to what extent you are familiar with events, hence I contact you.
Firstly, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction; this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and “TOP SECRET” with great magnitude involving a dormant transaction requiring maximum confidence; I am sure and have confidence of your ability and reliability to prosecute this magnificent transaction. I am Mr. Gary Wells [a British Citizen] From Haledon, North West London, here in England. I work for Barclays Bank Corporation London. I am writing you from my office for a business proposal that will be of immense benefit to both of us. In my department, being the assistant manager (St Johns Wood Office, I discovered an abandoned sum of US$21,000,000.00 (Twenty One Million US Dollars Only) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer Late Mr. Thompson Morrison American citizen 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 daug
The choice of contacting you is aroused from the geographical nature of where you live, particularly due to the senility 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 have personally been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for 2 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 US$21,000,000.00 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 and legal documents that can be used to back up this claim we are making. All I need to do is to add your name in our Vetting Computer (VC) as the next of kin and your bank details in order to make you appear as the rightful beneficiary of this fund. I will also document it in the court here to prove you as the legitimate beneficiary or next
Now, I require your honest Co-operation, Confidentiality and Trust to enable us sail through this transaction successfully. I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and me from any breach of the law both in your Country and mine respectively.
Please, provide me the following as we have 14 business days to run it through. This is very urgent please.
1. Full name
2. Your telephone number
3. Your contact address
5. Core job/ Occupation
7. Scanned copy of identification
Having gone through a methodical search, I decided to contact you hoping that you will find this proposal interesting. Please upon your confirmation of this message and your indication of interest, I will furnish you with more information. Endeavor to respond as soon as possible.