A Scam Email with the Subject "FAVOUR" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 28 Jul 2007 17:41:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Eric Johnson <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr.Eric Johnson Valiant Privat Bank AG Postfach 3001 Bern, Switzerland. Co-operate Tel : +41-445804948 Co-operate Tel : +41-445804948 Confidential Tel : +871-764107753 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Hello, I am contacting you on a business transfer of a huge sum of money from a deceased account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude Will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that All will be well at the end of the day. We decided to contact you due To the urgency of this transaction. We discovered an abandoned sum of (Seven million five hundred thousand United States dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign Customer who died along with his entire family.Since his death, none of His next-of-kin or relations has come forward To lay claims for this Money as the heir. We cannot release the fund 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, We 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 us for the funds (Seven million five hundred thousand united states dollars) To be released in your favor as the beneficiary's next of kin. 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; 1. Beneficiary name and address. 2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers. These requirements will enable us file letter of claim to the appropriate Departments for necessary approvals in your favor before the transfer can Be made. We shall be compensating you with a million dollars on final Conclusion of this project, while the rest shall be for us. Your share Stays While the rest shall be for us for investment purposes. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue Advantage of the trust we have bestowed in you, I await your call. NB:If you are willing to assist me,including the information’s I Requested, call me immediately on my Confidential Tel: +871-764107753 And Reply to my alternative email:email@example.com I wait your call and respond Co-operate Tel : +41-445804948 Confidential Tel : +871-764107753 Regards, Mr.Eric Johnson