A Scam Email with the Subject "profitable business proposal contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 11 Feb 2011 19:59:32 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Kennis F. Austin" <KFAustin@mail.worcester.k12.md.us>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day ,
I wish to introduce myself to you, I am Mr. John Galvani a staff of a private offshore bank (First Trust Bank) Malaysia office. I am the head of the Accounts Department. I am pleased to get across to you for a very urgent and profitable business proposal which I believe will profit the both of us after completion. I contacted you after a careful thought that you might be capable of handling this business transaction, which I will explain Below. The sum of (£15,500,000.00 Million Pounds) is floating unclaimed in my bank as all efforts to get across to the relatives of our client who deposited the money have hit the stones.
There is this client Mr. Roger Ian Wright a US businessman, founder of a Sao Paulo-based investment company. On the 22nd of May 2009, Mr. Roger Ian Wright, his wife and his two children all died in a King Air B350 plane crash seaside resort town of Trancoso, in the state of Bahia.
All attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. My position here at my office requires me to investigate and I therefore made further investigations and discovered that Mr. Roger Ian Wright did not declare any next of kin or relation in all his official documents, including his bank deposit paperwork in my bank. According to the British Law the money will revert to the ownership of the British government if nobody applies to claim the fund. To prevent this from happening I have decided to seek your assistance to have you stand as his next of kin so that the said fund (£15,500,000.00 Million Pounds), would be released in your name as the next of kin and paid into your account. All documents and proof that will have you claim this fund without stress will be forwarded to you upon your response to this mail.
I intend to give 40% of the total funds as compensation for your assistance. I will notify you on the full transaction on receipt of your response if interested, and I shall send you the details and necessary procedures with which to make the transfer. Please send me email@example.com your:
1. Full names
2. Private phone number
3. Current residential address
I hope your response indicates a good beginning for something important to come.
Kennis f austin