This email with the subject "From: Mr. Payne Spencer" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 07 Oct 2006 05:11:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr. Payne Spencer <>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. Payne Spencer Halifax Bank London Telex/wire transfer Department Attention: Ordering benficiary, Re: Wire transfer advice ---------------------------------- We wish to notify you on a deposit with our Bank which has remained unclaim for sometime now. The fund was deposited by Mr.Abdul Malik a government minister from west Africa whose way about is unknown for the years now. Different claim has been put up by different individuals who claim to have been authorized by this officer to receive this sum of us$17.5million. We are totally confused on who is the right person and have come accross you as the next of kin to this man, please kindly contact me for a swift wire transfer as this fund has been unclaimed and could be terminated in our call out account as an unknown existing funds any moment from now. We have tried several times to locate the owner but all our effort aren't working as we therefore advice that you get in contact with me on firstname.lastname@example.org Your earliest response will attribute to a swift wire telegraphic transfer to your account and we shall send you all transfer documents upon your demand either to your Bank or to you directly. Sincerely yours, Mr. Payne Spencer Halifax Bank London Telex/wire transfer Department.