This email with the subject "FROM MR.HARRY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 27 Jun 2006 21:13:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was MR.HARRY <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear, My name is Harry Costeren; I am a staff in one of the bank here in Netherlands. I am writing you following an opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us. In my department, I discovered an abandoned sum of €4.5million euro (Four million, five hundred thousand euros) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers 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 only daughter. Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin or relatives to come over and claim 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 this fund behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and two other officials in this department now decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for 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 years the money will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed funds. I will agree to share with you on an agreed percentage for your partnership in this business which I will prefer to call a deal. Please be honest to me and trust is our watchword in this transaction, note this transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you receive this mail you should contact me by return mail. Please note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds to you has been finalised. We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response. Do email me back with your full contact details on your full understanding and acceptance of your role in this mutual benefiting project. You can as well contact me with my private number +31 629 420 735 or via this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Yours truly, Harry Costeren