A Scam Email with the Subject "MR FRED JONES." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 15 Aug 2006 17:06:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was MR FRED JONES <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear submissions, I hope this letter finds you well. While this email will definitely be coming to you as a surprise, please take a moment of your time to read this. It is very important. I am Mr.Freddy Jones a treasury officer working in a Financial Securities Firm in The Netherlands. However I got your address through the International web directory online. During our recent reconciliation and auditing of our clients/customers account, my department discovered an over dormant account with a huge amount of money valued at US $8,500,000.00 (Eight million, five hundred thousand United State dollars Only) that belongs to one of our late customers; Mr. Williams, from England. He passed away (dead /deceased)leaving no next of kin as beneficiary to his money in our firm.All this past years the money have been dormant in his account without any claim or activity on it for quite some time. Due to our company!s regulations,It is only a nominated next of kin that can stand and receive the money from our firm because already our firm is waiting for someone who will come for the claims. Infact I have laid down plan to introduce a trusted person who will stand to claim and receive the money as the next of kin to late Mr Jerry Williams.Based on this,that is why I decided to contact you to collaborate and work along withn me for us to present you as the next of kin. On behalf of my colleagues and I we now seek your permission to have you stand in as next of kin to our late customer so that the funds will be released and paid into your account.You would become the beneficiary's next of kin to receive the US$8.5 Million into your Bank account. We are not allowed to operate a foreign account and that would eventual raise an eyebrow during the time of transfer. I still work in this firm,this is the actual reason why I required a second party or company who will work with me forward claims as the next of kin (you) and also provide a bank account or to set up a new bank account immediately to receive the which formerly belong to late Mr Jerry Williams UPon conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 30% of the total fund, while 5% will be set aside to take care of expenses on both sides that may arise during the time of transfer and also for telephone bills, and the remaining 65% will be for me and my colleague. What I want from you is for you to act as the deceased next of kin. I have in my possession, all the necessary Documents to successfully accomplish the operation. Further information will be given to you as soon as I receive your positive response. I suggest you get back to me as soon as possible stating your wish to work along with us in this proposed busines transaction. We don't have alot of time to correct this unfortunate situation and I am afraid that without your help it will all be lost forever. For confidentiality please contact me on my personal email address(email@example.com) with the following your data: Full names, Address, Telephone number and Fax number. I look forward to hearing from you. Best Regards, Mr.Freddy Jones firstname.lastname@example.org