A Scam Email with the Subject "Please Acknowledge Receipt!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 30 May 2007 12:16:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Thomas Smyth" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, It gives me a great deal of pleasure to write you this mail and even when it might come to you as a surprise, I hope you find it of interest. Let me first introduce myself. I am Thomas Smyth, I was the personal attorney to Eng. Reynaldo Jr. Mabini Lorenzana, a national of New zealand who used to work with an oil servicing company here in United Kingdom after which was referred to as my client. Eng. Reynaldo Lorenzana 38 years of age made a fixed deposit of fund Valued at USD$18,500,000 (Eighteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) with a Security Company/Finance Firm here in U.K and unfortunately lost his life in an Egyptian charter plane Boeing 737 which crashed into the Red Sea early on January 3, 2004 shortly after taking off from the resort of Sharm el- Sheikh, killing all the 135 passengers and 13 crew members aboard, (View: http://english.people.com.cn/200401/04/eng20040104_131791.shtml) He left no clear beneficiary as Next of Kin except some vital documents related to the deposit still in my possession. Recently, the governing body of the Security Company/Finance Firm Contacted me on this matter, requesting that I should notify the next of kin of my late client to claim the funds and I am yet to provide the Next of Kin to make claims to the Fund. I know that my client had no living next of kin but I went ahead and made several inquiries to his embassy to locate any of my late clients extended relatives but this has proved unsuccessful. Under a clear and legitimate agreement with you, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin so that my late client's fund will not be confiscated by the Security Company. You and I can invest the money, you will be entitled to 45% of the total fund/investment for your role as the relative and next of kin of my late client, 50% for me while 5% is to be marked out for any expenses that will be incurred during the clearance or process of transfer of the fund to your bank account. Be informed that there is no risk involved as all necessary legal Document which will be used to back you up as the legal beneficiary and next of kin of my late client will be procured. All I require is your sincerity, honesty, co- operation and utmost good faith to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Kindly, get in touch with me on my e-mail to discuss further. You may also send your telephone number so that I can call you, or better still, you call me . Do not forget that a transaction of this magnitude require utmost confidentiality and sincerity. I look forward to your urgent response. Thomas Smyth Tel:+447005805827 Fax: +447005805872 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org