A Scam Email with the Subject "Greetings from Channel Islands." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 25 Jun 2006 17:26:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Michael Smith." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings from Channel Islands. It is my pleasure to contact you by email. My name is Michael Smiths. I am managing head, Audit Committee of an established Corporate Financial Service Provider here in Channel Islands. Of course, I am contacting you in a non-official capacity and therefore require your utmost confidentiality. I am currently in search of a foreign business partner who is in a position to assist me with an urgent fund transfer, as time is not on my side. I need a partner, who understands what confidentiality means and who has the necessary facilities required in embarking on this important venture. We had a client who deposited a huge sum of money with one of our branches in Europe, who later died in a fatal car accident on November 12, 2001. The client died intestate and nominated no successor in title over the investments made with our bank. Since the death of this client, I personally have watched with keen interest to see the next of kin but all has proved abortive as no one has come to claim his funds of £6,300,000.00 (Six Million Three Hundred Thousand Pounds) deposited with our bank in 2000. This client shares the same surname with you. It is for this reason that I am contacting you. In accordance with the British Trust and Federal Laws, at the expiration of 6 (six) years, his investments with our Financial Trust shall revert to ownership of the government of the country of the said investments if nobody applies as the next of kin to claim the investments. Since you share the same surname with this client, I want to present you to stand in as the next of kin so that you and I can benefit from this investment equally (i.e. 50% for you and 50% for me). I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect us from any breach of the law, as I will use my position to secure approvals and guarantee the successful execution of this transaction.If this proposal is acceptable to you, kindly indicate your full names, your private telephone, fax numbers and location where the money will be remitted. I will instruct you on the next step to take. I look forward to your earliest response. With warm greetings, Michael Smiths Helvetia Court South Esplanade, St Peter Port Guernsey, Channel Islands GY1 4EE Tel/Fax:44-702-407-4036