This email with the subject "ATTENTION!!!!!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 06 Nov 2006 10:08:48 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "TERRY DANIELS" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Mr. Terry Daniels, Senior Audit officer of the Halifax Plc, West Yorkshire, England. I am writing following an opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of £26.400.000.00 (Twenty Six Million, Four Hundred thousand British Pounds Sterling) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers, Late Mr. Thomas Stockley 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, Peggy Stockley. You shall read more about the crash on visiting this 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 relatives to come over and lay claims to 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 these funds behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and two other officials in my department now decided to make business with you and release the money to your possession as the beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement, since nobody is laying claims to it and 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 (7) years will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed funds. We agreed that 40% of this money would be for you as gratification for assistance rendered, 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 as trust stands to be our watchword in this transaction. Our assurance is that your role is risk free to accord this transaction the legality it deserves as with all modalities put in place we are certain in actualizing a hitch free transfer of the funds without any complications. Kindly signify your intention to assist by sending me an email for further procedures relating to this transaction. Note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds to you has been finalized. We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response. If you are interested in this project, please contact me as a matter of urgency for further directives. Best regards, Terry Daniels.