This email with the subject "THANKS IN ANTICIPATION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 17 Jan 2007 04:49:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "George Stephens" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My Good Friend, ComplimentsMy name is Mr. George Stephens, and I work as an accountant in a bank: I feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business. Though, this medium (Internet) has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest medium of communication.
However, this correspondence is unofficial and private, and it should be treated as such. At first I will like to assure you that this transaction is 100% risk and trouble free to both parties. I contacted you to work together with me in claiming my late client estate. Unfortunately he died without a registered next of kin and as such the funds now have an open beneficiary status. You could be made the beneficiary as you Share the same last name with him.
This sameness in your last names has officially transferred the beneficiary right to you, as no other person from his family knows anything about this fund with our bank.
If you are interested in working with me, please get back to me as quickly as possible so that I give you the details of what we are to do.
Thanks in anticipation for your co-operation Best Wishes, Mr. George Stephens, _________________________________________________________________Fixing up the home? Live Search can help http://imagine-windowslive.com/search/kits/default.aspx?kit=improve&locale=en-US&source=hmemailtaglinenov06&FORM=WLMTAG