This email with the subject "YOUR RESPONSE NEEDED." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 10 Sep 2006 12:23:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was ALLAN GERALD ESQ. <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
ALLAN GERALD AND ASSOCIATES (ABOGADO) SOLICITORS, ADVOCATES AND NOTARY PUBLIC. CALLE SAN FERNANDO 12, 28860 MADRID, SPAIN. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org RE: NEXT OF KIN I am Allan Gerald an Attorney at Law, a national of South Africa, presently in Spain . Initially, I tried to contact you through normal post but it returned undelivered probably due to incomplete address, hence I decided to contact you by email as the only option unexplored. I am writing to notify you of the TESTAMENT of late Mr. Morris Thompson, 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 and daughter. You can read more on this if you visit this website: http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/ Our client (late Morris Thompson) before his death made a deposit of Six Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$6,500,000.00) in Madrid , Spain in his effort to avoid the obligatory payment of 40% income tax in the United States of America . However, I was mandated by our team of professionals to search for the relatives of late Morris Thompson regarding his deposit as the holding finance company wants him to come forward for the endorsement of the reinvestments documents on interest accrued. Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his Next of Kin or relatives to come over to sign the reinvestment documents or claim his deposit because the Bank cannot release these funds unless a formal application is made which is in line with the Spanish law on inheritance claim. Regrettably, I learnt that his supposed Next of Kin, which could be his spouse or his only daughter died along with him in the ugly Alaska airline crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this huge deposit except me as the personal lawyer attached to monitor his deposit.Since nobody will ever come for this claims bearing in mind that the next of kin also died with him,we request your assistance in claiming this fund by presenting you as the next of kin to the deceased. We have agreed on the following sharing ratios; 20% for your assistance and 80% for me and my colleagues. NB: This transaction is very confidential and 100% risk free as I have a copy of his LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT which I can alter to affix your name as the TRUSTEE & EXECUTOR. This transaction shall be executed under legitimate and legal procedures that will protect you from any breach of the Law. Therefore, do not hesitate to revert back to me, via email, with the following details if my proposal interests you: Your full name and address, your telephone and fax numbers. Also if you cannot work with this proposal do let me know immediately to enable me search further as I do not want to engage in multiple search going by the confidentiality of this transaction. Please reply email is email@example.com Best regards, Allan Gerald Esq. Abogado(Attorney At Law)