This email with the subject "( For your kind attention )" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 25 May 2006 06:25:21 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was From: Johnson Harrison Kevin . <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Johnson Harrison Kevin . For your kind attention: Re: Next of kin. I write this mail in confidence, believing that it will reach you in high spirit and I also believe that you will maintain the level of confidence and trust that this business deal requires. Though I know that this Deal may make you apprehensive and worried, but I assure you that all will be well at the end. Before proceeding, I wish to introduce myself. I am Mr. John Gardner, a Manager with (La Caixa Bank Español. My Proposal to you, An America Citizen, by name Mr. William Barnes, a successful businessman until his death in EGYPTAIR FLIGHT 990 on 31st October, 1999. His wife Mrs. Tamsin Barnes, and daughter Ms. Paula Barnes died with him in the plane crash. Before the death of Mr. Barnes he operated a domiciliary account with my bank and had a closing balance as at the end of August 1999 amounting to €19,750,000.00 (Nineteen Million Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros )Only. Since his death my bank has been expecting a next of kin to stand as beneficiary to these funds but no one has come has come up. Valuable efforts have been made by my department to locate any of late William Barnes relative or his business partner to stand as beneficiary to his estates but there was no success in our search. It is because of the perceived possibility of not being able to locate any of Late William Barnes next of kin since his wife and daughter died with him in the plane crash. Consequently, the top boards of Directors of my bank are planning to declare the fund "Unclaimed" and transfer it to special trust fund for purchase of arms and ammunition for soldiers in Iraq. In other to avert this negative development, I now seek your permission to have you stand as next of kin to the estate of late William Barnes, so that these funds €19,750,000.00 will be released and paid into your nominated bank account as the beneficiary and next of kin. I will perfect all documents and proves to enable us transfer these funds. I have secured from the probate registry an order of mandamus to locate any of the Late William Barnes relative or Business partner. I am assuring you that this deal is risk free and all documents will be perfected legitimately. Once these funds are moved to your nominated account, you will be entitle to 30% as gratification to this deal, 10% will be set aside for any expenses incurred in the cause of this business deal and 60% will be for me.Have it in mind that my share will be in your care until I am able to resign from active service with my bank. I will also like you to invest my share immediately in a profitable venture and any profit made will be shared 50-50 between us. As soon as I receive your acceptance to participate in this deal, I will furnish you with the necessary modalities to commence. Finally, I am relying in my confidence in you having opened up to you, if you are not interested, please feel to inform me so will continue to scout for a willing partner. Sincerely, Johnson Harrison Kevin.