This email with the subject "urgently needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 14 Feb 2007 11:22:16 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was chris marshall <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, May I introduce myself, I am chris marshall an attorney at Law, and the official receiver in charge of administering the funds from the sale of the assets of the bankruptcy estate of Sphere Energy, United Kingdom. This is the real deal. By virtue of my position as the trustee of the bankruptcy estate, I have processed the claims of all the creditors and also issued out cheques for their claims. However, a certain surplus amounting to about Eight Million Seven Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling is yet to be disbursed out. To this end, I am seeking your assistance to transfer about Seven Million British Pounds Sterling to share in the ratio of 50: 50 percent. I would require your full names, physical address, telephone and fax numbers to facilitate the preparation of the necessary paperwork that will legitimize your claims and further lead to the release of the said funds (Four Million British Pounds Sterling) to your account for us. Kindly reply this mail as soon as possible to indicate your Willingness. please get back to me through my mail box: email@example.com Thank you. Yours sincerely, chris marshall