This email with the subject "Mr.James Lugard" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 02 Jun 2007 06:22:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr james" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Head of Foreign Operations
HSBC Bank plc
8 Canada Square
London E14 5HQ.
Do accept my sincere apologies if my mail does not meet your personal ethics. I will introduce myself as Mr. James Lugard, Head of Foreign Operations of a well-known bank here in the United Kingdom.
One of our accounts with holding balance of £6,000,000(Six Million British Pounds) has been dormant and has not been operated for the past 4 years.
From my investigations and confirmations, the owner of this account a foreigner by name George Weber died in 4th of January 2003 and since then nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money because he has no family members who are aware of the existence of neither the account nor the funds. Also Information from the National Immigration states that he was also single on entry into the UK.
I have secretly discussed this matter with some of the bank officials and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with. We thus propose to do business with you, standing in as the next of kin of these funds from the deceased and funds released to you after due processes have been followed.
This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is a legitimate and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act. On your interest, let me hear from you.