This email with the subject "Your Business 2007" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 19 Mar 2007 03:49:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Paul Zebedy" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr. Paul Zebedy. Email:email@example.com Tel:+27-73-188-0290, call me ASAP Attention:Director: I am Mr. Paul Zebedy. The Personal Attorney and Financial Advisor to 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 only daughter. You shall read more about the crash on visiting this website. http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list Since then I have made several enquiries to his Embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted you for your assistance. I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposit were lodged with the ABSA BANK SOUTH AFRICA. This is the Bank where the deceased had an account valued at about $USD35.5 million Dollars. Consequently, the bank issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next fourteen official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 5 years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you are not his relative so that the proceeds of this account valued at $USD35.5 million Dollars can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money. However, I would like to add here that upon your acceptance to assist me in this deal, You will be rewarded with 35% of the total sum for your honest assistance and co-operation, 5% for any expenses that may come up during the transfer while 60% remain for me. We intend to affect the transfer within a few days from the date of receipt of the following information: 1) Your name, 2) Company name, 3) Address, 4) Telephone and fax numbers. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Best regards, Mr. Paul Zebedy.