A Scam Email with the Subject "MUTUAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 24 Mar 2006 07:08:06 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was HUGO M. BENITO <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, My name is Mr.Hugo matine Benito,An Audit officer in" LA CAIXA BANCO ESPAŃA". I am writing following an oppurtunity in my office that will be of imense benefit to both of us. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of ? 12.5.Million Euro (Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand Euros.) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. Morris Thompson an American who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000, including his wife and only daughter. You can read more about the crash by visiting this site which I got during my investigation; please try to go through the site . http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/ Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin or relatves to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only daughter died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and two other officials in this department now decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it . We don't want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed bill.The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that such money remained after seven years the money will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed funds. We agreed that 35% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, while the balance will be for my colleagues and me. I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account. Please be honest to me. Note this transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you receive this letter, you should contact me at:- my email address :- (email@example.com Please note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds to you has been finalised. We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response. Thanks and waiting for your urgent reply. Mr.Hugo Matine Benito