This email with the subject "#CONTACT ME#" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 13 Jul 2006 16:42:37 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was STANLEY HALL <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF MR. STANLEY HALL. Dear Sir, STRICTLY A PRIVATE BUSINESS PROPOSAL This is a proposal in context but actually an appeal soliciting your unreserved assistance in consummating an urgent transaction requiring maximum confidence. Though this approach appears desperate, I can assure you that whatever questions you would need to ask or any other thing you will need to know regarding this proposal will be adequately answered to give you a clearer understanding of it, so as to arrive at a successful conclusion. I am Mr. Stanley Hall, a Foreign Contractor, who worked with a Multinational Oil Firm in United Kingdom. On Saturday, the 21st of April 2001, my client, his wife And their two children were involved in a car accident along Fulham Road by Old Church Street London, unfortunately two of them died in the car accident. He had a closing balance worth GBP10,000.000.00 (Ten Million British Pounds Sterling) with a bank. Since the tragic incident involving late Morris Thompson and his family, the bank has waited for close to Five years for a next of kin as beneficiary with no success. Valuable efforts have been made by the bankâs management and myself to get in touch with any of his Direct or Extended family Members but I personally found out that he died with his wife and their daughter. The only name of next of kin given to me by Morris Thompson unfortunately was with him is unknown to the bankâs management. Since it is the Law in Great Britain that at the expiration of Six (6) years, the funds will be marked unclaimable and reverted to the ownership of the British Government if nobody applies to claim the fund, I am taking this advantage in order to better my life and that of my family. I am now seeking your permission and assistance to have you stand as next of kin to late Morris Thompson, so that the money is released to you as the next of kin. All documents and proof to enable you get this fund will be carefully worked out by me because all are in my custody. I am assuring you that this transaction and its procedures is 100% legal and risk free involvement.Your share stays while the rest will be for me. The sharing of the fund between the two of us will be as follows: 30% of the total sum will go to you for your effort and commitment to the success of this transaction. 65% will be for me, and the balance of 5%for the settlement of all local and foreign expenses incurred in the course of this Transaction. Upon the successful completion of this transfer, I will come to meet with you for disbursements in the ratio stated above, and probably invest my share in any lucrative Business in your country subject to your kind advice. As soon as I receive an acknowledgement of the receipt of this message in Acceptance, I will immediately start up with the process of claim. If this proposal is acceptable to you, kindly reply me through this email address:email@example.com Thank you in advance for your anticipated co-operation. I shall give you more details on what we are to do to claim the Fund without any hitch. Note: This transaction must be kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and TOP SECRET because of its nature.I look forward to receiving your prompt response. Yours Truly, Mr. Stanley Hall.