This email with the subject "BELOVED ONE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:15:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was James Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Mr. James Brown Account officer of my bank here in Spain. I am contacting you independently concerning a deceased customer Mr. Laudencio Garcia, 51. Who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash on August 20 2008, including his wife and two children Elena and Carlos. You shall read more about the crash on visiting the below site.
I am contacting you independently of our investigation and no one is informed of this communication. I would like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of mutual benefit to both of us. In February 2006, Mr. Laudencio Garcia came to our bank to engage in a business discussion. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of US$12,500.000.00 (Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), which he wished to have us turn over (invest) on his behalf.
I decided to treat his case personally; considering the fact that he was my first big investor since I took over as head of the private banking department of my branch, especially given the volume of funds he wished to put into our bank. We met on numerous occasions prior to any investments being placed. I encouraged him to consider various growths of funds with prime ratings. My advice to customers is to start by assisting them invest. Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first month of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood for over One million United States Dollars, this margin was not the full potential of the fund but he desired low risk guaranteed returns on investments.
My close relationship with Mr. Laudencio Garcia made me to earn his absolute trust and respect. Within a few months I had concluded arrangements to move the funds realized from the liquidation of part of the investment to a safe deposit which will be disclosed to you as we proceed. I have secretly protected this fund as nobody except me knew of this deposit.
This was obviously to protect the actual contents of the fund. This deposit was made on 7/08/08, and I informed Mr. Laudencio Garcia that I have concluded the assignment. He asked me to hold the deposit papers. I seek your consent to present you as the beneficiary of the fund in deposit with the bank. With the right papers that I am going to give to you, the fund containing the $12,500,000.00 (Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) will be released to you upon my instruction to do so with the right papers which they have copy of.
Please, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence.
I hereby agree to compensate your sincere and candid effort in this regard with 35% of the fund when finally received by you.
Your urgent response will be highly anticipated and appreciated.
Mr. James Brown