A Scam Email with the Subject "urgent reply needed." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 22 Sep 2006 03:38:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was John Smith <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, My name is Mr. John smith, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mr.Andreas Schranner, a German property magnate, who died with his wife Maria, 62,their daughter Andrea Eich, 38 and her husband Christian, 57, and their children Katharine, 8 and Maximilian, 10, in the Concorde Jet AF4590 with the whole passengers on-board on Monday, 31 July 2000, at 13:22 GMT 14:22 UK time. You can see the website below for further information http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm. Having left no survivors, the bank where he has a large deposit has instructed me as his personal attorney to present a next of kin who would be bequeathed the right of administration of my clients $18.5million Deposit with their branch in East London. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before the bank where his huge deposits were lodged declares them unserviceable. The bank has issued me a notice to provide an administrator of the fund or have the account declared unserviceable and redundant within the next ten official working days. Given the fact that time is running out on me with regard to the provisional mandate of the bank to locate any relative or possible administrator, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to my deceased client so that the proceeds of this account valued at USD$18.5m can be paid into any account that you may present for this purpose. I am prepared to allow you have 20% of the total fund for your assistance. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Time is very essential in this request; therefore, your immediate response is needed to enable me start with the documentations within the specified schedule. Best Regard, John Smith.