This email with the subject "Hi/Please reply!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 26 Jun 2007 04:21:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was JOSEPH YOUNG <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
UNITED SECURITIES LTD WOODHILL ROAD WOOLWICH LONDON Dear sir/madamI am JOSEPH YOUNG a British citizen working with a security/finance company in
the United Kingdom where I am currently the assistant principal officer attached to Investment/records department. By virtue of my position,I amprivileged to a very confidential information about a deposited funds amounting
to $18.5m USD(EIGHTEEN MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) domicile in an account owned by a south African nationalist,Mr Collins Mzizi who have been confirmed dead from a very reliable source back home, unknown to the management of my firm. The interesting thing here is that there is no beneficiary or next of kin attached to the funds and this implies that no one would ever come and claim the funds. My intention therefore is to seek for a serious minded beneficiary to process this fund as the beneficiary/next of kin into his account before it gets to the knowledge of my top management staff who will confiscate the funds for there personal use.I would make sure I provide all necessary documents to present you as the beneficiary/next of kin to the late Collins Mzizi,so you do not have to worry at all.Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to the late CollinsMzizi so that you will be able to receive his funds,and thereafter you would be
compensated. Furthermore,I wish to inform you that there would be a reward for you after wehave sucessfully concluded this project,30% of the amount would be given to you
and the remaining 70% would be shared among me and a few other officials in my firm. Please if you are interested,send me your name and contact details immediately, so I can give you further details regarding this project,upon receipt of your mail stating your willingness to be of assistance,i would send you my contact details so we can discuss verbally. NOTE:If you are interested in my proposal, Please ensure to respond to my confidential email address: email@example.com. This is for security reasons. Best Wishes Joseph young.