This email with the subject "REPLY SOON" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 09 Jul 2007 18:52:46 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Charles Brown <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings,<*xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
I am Mr. Charles Brown, a Canadian attorney based in Manchester, United Kingdom and the personal attorney to Late Mr. Mark Michelle, a French National. Late Mr. Mark Michelle until his untimely death was a private oil consultant/contractor with the British Petroleum Company, hereinafter shall be referred to as my client.
On the 3rd day of January 2004, my client and his wife along with their two children were among the victims of Boeing 737 Egyptian Airliner that crashed into the Red Sea. You can read more about the crash by visiting this website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3365769.stm
Presently, the deceased had a deposit valued at US$18,000,000.00(Eighteen Million United States Dollars) and the bank has issued me a notice to provide his next of kin or beneficiary. Since I could not locate any of my late client’s relatives for over three (3) years now, I am seeking your consent to present you as the next of kin/beneficiary to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account can be released to you.
I have worked out plan for achieving my aim of appointing a next of kin as well as transferring the money abroad for us to share in the ratio of 50% for me, 35% for you, and we shall collectively donate 10% to any Charity organization, while 5% will be set aside for any incurable expenses both local and international.
The money transfer paperwork will include a Certificate of origin so that the receiving bank does not ask questions. The paperwork will also include proper certificate that the fund being transferred is from non-criminal sources.
The transaction is guaranteed to succeed without any problem. All I need is your trust and confidence. Provide me with these information:
(1) Your phone and fax numbers.
(2) Your complete location address.
As soon as I hear from you, I shall provide you with further clarifications that you may need to know.
I look forward to your response.
Thanks and best regards,