This email with the subject "Greetings from Channels Island" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 17 Oct 2007 14:57:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Michael C. Moses" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
We are a Corporate Financial Service Provider in Channels Island. We had a customer who deposited 14.3 million pounds with us and eventually died without any reference to a next of kin. In accordance with the British Trust and Federal Laws, at the expiration of 6 (six) years, his investments with our Financial Trust shall revert to ownership of the government of the country of the said investments if nobody applies as the next of kin to claim the investments. Since you share the same surname with this client, I want to present you to stand in as the next of kin so that you and I can benefit from this investment equally (i.e. 50% for you and 50% for me). I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect us from any breach of the law. If this proposal is acceptable to you, kindly indicate your full names, your private telephone, fax numbers and location where the money will be remitted. I will instruct you on the next step to take. With friendly greetings, Michael C. Moses St Peter Port, Guernsey Channel Island, GY1 4HX Tel/Fax: 0044-870-133-4013