This email with the subject "for your eyes only" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 26 Jun 2006 01:07:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Apollo Chint" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, My name is Apollo Chint, I work in a bank here in the United Kingdom. I am contacting you of a business transaction, of a huge sum of money from A deceased client of mine. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude Will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that everything has been taken care off, and all will be well at the end of the day. I decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. FACT: I was the account officer of a foreigner named Gerald Welsh who died in an air crash along with his wife on the 31st October 1999 in an Egyptian airline 990 with Other passengers on board. You can confirm this from The website below which was published by BBC LONDON, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/502503.stm PROPOSITION: Since his death, he has no next-of-kin alive to make claims for the money as his heir, because they all died in the same crash, himself and his wife(May their soul rest in peace). We cannot release the funds from his account unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Upon this discovery, I now seek your permission to have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased, as all documentations will be carefully worked out by me for the funds of Five million dollars(US$5,000,000.00) to be released in your favor as the beneficiary/next of kin. Because after seven years the money will be called back to the bank treasury as unclaimed bills and the money shared amongst the directors of the bank. so it is on this note I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the next of kin/beneficiary to this funds rather than allow the bank directors to share this money amongst themselves at the end of the year. It may interest you to know that we have secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavor by furnishing me with the following information if you are interested. 1.Your full name- Beneficiary name.. In order for me to apply by notifying the bank that I have found the next of kin, which will be approved in 24 hours. 2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers...For our personal contact and mutual trust in each other. I shall be compensating you with a million dollars ($1Million dollars) on final conclusion of this project for your assistance, while the balance $4 million dollars shall be for me for personal investment purposes in your country. Because I intend to retire after the conclusion of this transaction. If this proposal is acceptable by you, please endeavor to contact me immediately through my personal mail box ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you. I will await your respond so that we can move ahead. Regards, APOLLO CHINT