This email with the subject "CAN WE HANDLE THIS TOGETHER?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 25 Aug 2006 17:30:21 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF MR.CHRIS BARHOLET. BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER, METROPIOLITAN BOND AND FINANCE CO.LTD LONDON. 48 Moorfields, London EC2Y 9AL. DEAR SIR , I am the manager of bill and exchange at the auditing of METROPIOLITAN BOND AND FINANCE CO.LTD. in England. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of 27.5 Pound sterling (Twenty-Seven Million-five hundred thousand Pounds sterling) in an account thatbelongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family on Monday, 31 July, 2000 in a plane crash in paris. Please to confirm my story about the crash you can visit thissite:http: //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm Since we got information about his death, we have beenexpecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless some body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our financial guidelines and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking and financial law and guide line here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed afterSEVEN years, the money will be transfered into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occassioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a national here cannot stand as next ofkin to a foreigner. I agree that 40% of this money will be for you as a respect to the provision of a foriegn account ,10% will be set aside for expenses incurred during thebusiness and 50% would be for me Thereafter, I will visit your country for disbursement according to thepercentage indicated Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to your country ,you must apply first to our security firm here in Londonbecause of financial laws guiding this country,we have moved the money in question to our Security CompanyVault here in London for easy transfer of this fund to any where in the world.So i will like you to send to me your NAME,TELEPHONE NUMBER and PHYSICAL ADDRESS for easy and effective communication and location where inthe money is bound to.Upon receipt of your reply, I will get back to you on the next moves to make. I will not fail to bring to your notice that thistransaction is hitch- free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all requiredarrangements have been made for the transfer. You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter.Trusting to hear from you immediately. Yours Faithfully, MR.CHRIS BARTHOLET.