This email with the subject "BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 05 Dec 2006 06:43:26 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was GREG BENJAMIN (QC) <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Barrister Greg Benjamin, Bengy & Associates, Ford Street, Paddington, London, W2 1HD UK LETTER OF INTENT! Dear Friend, I am Barrister Greg Benjamin, a legal practictioner(QC) and the personal attorney to Late Mr. Andreas Schranner, a German property magnate who lost his life on the Monday, 31 July, 2000, along with his wife, Maria and their children and even grand children in a plane crash. The AF4590 crash include all 109 people on board and five who died on the ground when the plane crashed into the Hotelissimo. Refer to the website below for more details: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm Since then I have made several inquires to locate any of my client's extended relatives but this has proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I have decided to contact you to act as the next of kin by assisting in repatriating the money in his account with Royal Bank Of Scotland. The Bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin within the next 14 official working days or the account declared unserviceable and confiscated. The amount in question is 10,500,000.00 (Ten Million five hundred thousand Pounds Sterling only). Therefore, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the Late Mr. Andreas Schranner so that the 10,500,000.00 (Ten Million five hundred thousand Pounds Sterling only) can be paid to you and then we (you and I) can share the money. This business is simple. I will like you to provide immediately your full name and address so that I will prepare all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honesty and co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangements that will protect you from any breach of the law. Remember to send to me also your telephone and fax numbers for easy communication. A bank account in any part of the world which you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this Funds to you as the beneficiary or next of kin. The Funds will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 70% for me and 20% for you while 10% will be set aside for expenses in the course of this transaction. IF YOU ARE VERY MUCH READY TO PROCEED WITH ME, THEN CONTACT ME WITH YOUR PHONE /FAX NUMBERS AND YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS OR ANY OTHER WAY TO REACH YOU VIA MY PRIVATE EMAIL:email@example.com Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest part of my own share in your Country. Best regards, Barrister Greg Benjamin(QC)