This email with the subject "NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE IN ACTUALIZING THIS AIM" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 27 Jan 2006 17:19:27 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "HUGH SCOTT BARRETT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
RE: BUSINESS PROPOSAL / STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.
Let me start by introducing myself to you, I am Hugh Scott-Barrett, Chief operating Officer of the ABN AMRO BANK NETHERLANDS. I saw your contact during my private search in the internet and I want to accept as true that you will be very honest, unswerving and capable of assisting in this business venture.
To begin with, let me explain the source of this funds and what you are expected to do. A foreigner, Late Wellstone Paul David who was a senator till his tragic death on 25th October 2002 in a plane crash that killed Wellstone Paul David, his wife Sheila, daughter Marcia, and five others near Eveleth, Minnesota. Until his death some years ago he had a functional account with the ABN AMRO BANK NETHERLANDS. The deceased Late Wellstone Paul David banked with us and had a closing balance as at 6th January 2003 worth € 28,255,100.00 (Twenty Eight Million Two Hundred and fifty five Thousand, One hundred Euros). My bank now expects a next-of-kin to claim the funds as the beneficiary. Efforts have been made by ABN AMRO BANK to get in touch with the Late Wellstone Paul David family or relative but to no avail.
Based on the perceived possibility of not being able to locate Late Wellstone Paul David relatives, the management under the influence of our chairman and the board of directors are making arrangements for the funds to be declared unclaimed and channeled to an unknown account. It is based on this that I have contacted you to stand as the next-of-kin of Late Wellstone Paul David so that the funds, will be released and paid into your account as the beneficiary/next-of-kin to the deceased.
All documents to enable you get the funds have been carefully worked out as I have secured documents from the different offices concerned for the smooth transfer of the fund to your nominated account. It has been agreed that you will be compensated with 30% of the remitted funds, while I keep 60% as my share and 10% is been set aside for both local and international expenses that might be incurred in actualizing this transaction.
If this proposal satisfies you, please reach me either by mail;
email@example.com or phone +31 64 921 4989, for more clarification about how this will be done
Chief Operating Officer
+31 649 214 989