This email with the subject "Compliments,please reply my email" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 09 Apr 2006 20:07:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "John Michael Fisher" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE REPLY TO MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS (email@example.com). Compliments, Permit me to use this medium to contact you,as I wish to solicit for your assistance in the transaction which l strongly believe will be of mutual benefit to both of us. I am John Michael Fisher,a solicitor and Personal Attorney to a resident foreigner here in the United Kingdom who unfortunately died intestate,along with his wife and only child in the tragic Swissair Flight 111,air crash in September 2,1998 off Nova Scotia,Canada;leaving in our care a fairly huge amount of money in a domiciliary account with a local bank here and I am now faced with confusion of who to pass the fortune to. Since his death in 1998,I have managed his account expecting his next of kin or relatives to come forward to claim his money but all attempts to trace his next of kin or relations over the years has been fruitless. Further investigation revealed that my late client did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents,including his bank deposit paperwork. Added to this, professional ethics obligates us to act with extreme confidentiality when dealing with clients accounts of this type. The Banking law stipulates that if such money remains unclaimed for maximum period of seven years,it will be forfeited to the bank's treasury as an unclaimed bill. Having made futile attempts in locating any of my client's extended relatives for over the years and fully convinced that no one would turn up to execute the Letter of Administration to claim his funds, and having satisfied all legal requirements of beneficiary/next-of-Kin notification, I thus seek your consent to present you as the next of Kin to my late client,so that the total funds valued at US$6.38 Million with the local bank here; can be transffered to your nominated bank account in your country for safe keeping and subsequent disbursement. All documents and proofs to enable you get this fund will be carefully worked out. Do not be bothered that you are not related in any way to him as I am in position to afix your name as the next of kin. Furthermore, after the successful transfer of the fund into an account that you will nominate for this transaction, myself and two of my colleagues will proceed to meet with you in your country to receive our own share of the money. We wish to invest our share of the funds into any other profitable business venture in your country and willing to accept from you any viable investment proposal available in your country. Please bear in mind that all arrangements for the successful transfer of these funds have been perfected to avoid any legal implications in the course of the transfer of the funds as we are leaving no stone unturned in making sure that we secure all the necessary legal documents and approvals from the concerned ministries to back up your claims through the proper channels of international transfers of funds. Be assured that this transaction is absolutely risk free. Hence we require your total support and assurance that we will not betray the trust reposed on you by sitting on the funds when it finally gets into your account within the next few days. Upon the receipt of your response via my private e-mail address as shown below indicating your interest to do this business with us, we shall immediately contact the bank here for the speedy approval and transfer of the US$6.38 Million, into your nominated bank account, which will not exceed 5-10 working days depending on your co-operation. Bearing in mind that your assistance is needed in this regards, we propose a commission of 40% of the above total sum to you, for nominating an account for this purpose and any other assistance you will give in that regard, while 10% has been slated to offset all local and international expenses which may be incurred in the course of transfer. Note: Your nationality does not matter only that you must keep this transaction close to your heart at all times. I prefer all communication in English. Kindly send your reply enclosing your Full Names,Contact Address and Private email address to my private email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) , for confidentiality. Remain blessed. John Michael Fisher Private Email:email@example.com