Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: mr micheal shead <>

This email with the subject "ASSISTANCE REQUIRED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 24 May 2006 09:52:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was mr micheal shead <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear, Sir/Madam
Please accept my sincere apologizes if my email does 
not meet your business or personal ethics. I will first introduce 
myself as Mr Micheal Shead, a staff in the Private Clients Section of a 
well-known bank, here in London, England. One of our accounts, with 
holding balance of Â15,000,000 (Fifteen Million Pounds Sterling) has 
been dormant and last operated three years ago. From my investigations 
and confirmation, the owner of the said account, a foreigner by name 
John Shumejda died on the 4th of January 2002 in a plane crash in 
Birmingham; you can view this CNN website http://edition.cnn.
com/2002/WORLD/europe/01/04/england.plane/  for details on the crash. 
Since then, nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this 
money, as he has no family member that has any knowledge as to the 
existence of either the account or the funds; and also Information from 
the National Immigration also states that he was single on entry into 
the UK.
I have confidently discussed this issue with the bank manager 
and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with. We 
therefore propose to do business with you, standing in as the next of 
kin of these funds from the deceased and funds released to you after 
necessary processes have been followed.
This transaction is totally 
free of risk and troubles as the fund is legitimate and does not 
originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act.
On your interest, let me hear from you URGENTLY. 

Micheal Shead