This email with the subject "From Mr. John Michael !" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 20 Sep 2006 20:00:37 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. John Michael" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Mr. John Michael, Auditor General Natwest Bank Group UK, and I live in the United Kingdom. I am writing you this mail as an opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us. In my department, I discovered an abandoned sum of £10.5 million British Pounds Sterling Ten million five hundred thousand British Pounds) 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. You will read more about the crash on visiting this site. http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/ Since I got information about his death, I have been expecting his next of kin or relatives to come over and claim his money because I 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 in my department so 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 I do not want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed Funds. The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that such money remained after some time the money will be transferred into banking treasury. I agreed that 35% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, while the balance will be for me. I will disburse the funds according to the percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account. Please be honest to me and trust is our watchword in this transaction. Note: that this transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you receive this mail you should contact me by email. 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 contact me for further Directives, Thank you very much and God Bless you. Best regards, Mr. John Michael. +44-702-406-4325