This email with the subject "From Mr. Austin Ranney" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 14 Feb 2007 14:03:01 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was email@example.com, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello,Very important. Do accept my sincere apologies if my mail does not meet your personal eth= ics although, I wish to use this medium to get in touch with you first becaus= e it's fastest means. I am an extenal auditor of a well known Bank here in the U= nited Kingdom. In one of our periodic auditing I discorved a dormant accounts with holdi= ng balance of 15,000,000 (Fifteen million British Pounds) which has not been operated for the past three years. From my investigations and confirmatio= ns, the owner of this account, a foreigner by name Mr. Gregory .B.Wilson died= in plane crash in July 19,2003 and since then nobody has done anything as re= gards the claiming of this money because he has no family members who are aware= of the existence of neither the account nor the funds. I have secretly discussed this matter with a top senior minister official= of the federal ministry of finance here and we have agreed to find a reliabl= e foreign partner to deal with us, although due to his possition he did not= want to take active part but as soon as you follow my instructions everything = will be successfull because we will be working hand in hand with him. We thus propose to do business with you,standing in as the next of kin of= these funds from the deceased and after due legel processes have been followed = the fund will be released to your account without delay and we will use it fo= r investment and to assist the less privelaged in the society because if we= left the fund with the government it will be fortified for nothing and will be= used to suppress the poor masses in the society. This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is legi= timate and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other i= llegal act. So you should provide me with your correct account detail where you will = like the fund to be transferred even an empty account is ok. At the conclussio= n of the transfer you will take 35%,5% will be for any expenses both parties incurred in the process of this business and the remaining 60% will be fo= r me. As soon as I hear from you and upon your strong assurance that you will n= ot let me down once the fund goes into your account I will then start the proces= sing of the transfer of the fund to your account without further delay. You should send the a/c information as stated below.......together with y= our telephone nos. both Home, Office & Cell phone for easier & faster communi= cation. Bank Name........... Bank Address......... A/C Name.............. A/C Number............... Swift Code.................. Your Telephone................ Routing Number.................. State & Country................ I look forward to hear from you as soon as possible if you are interested= . Regards, Mr. Austin Ranney.