This email with the subject "re. assistance for transfer" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 27 Aug 2006 08:21:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was walter collumbus <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM COLLUMBUS WALTER, SUB MANAGER, ALLIANCE & LEICESTER BANK PLC LONDON. re. assistance for transfer of 21.5million pounds. i seek your assistance for the transfer of the above mentioned sum(twenty one million, five hundred pounds sterling).this account has been dormant in my branch since 1999 and after my investigation, i discovered that the account belong to one Mr Smith Andreas. an irish citizen shell petroleun development corporation here in london. but ever since then, nobody has come for the claims as next of kin. i now seek your consent to transfer this money in your name as the next of kin to Mr Smith Andreas.all the required documents to acquire the approval will be provided by arttoney as i am the only person in this bank that has every information about this bank account. please try as much as you can to keep this matter extra-ordinarily confidential and intend to give the ratio of 20% for you, 75% for me and 5% for sundry expences. i will feel free to discuss with you in details when i receive your positive response. God bless. sincerely, COLLUMBUS WALTER