This email with the subject "Honest Business Proposal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 06 Jun 2007 16:19:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Jorge Padilla <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Mr.Jorge Padilla,staff of International Private Banking at a bank here in United Kingdom I am contacting you with respect to a portfolio amounting to $35,520,000 USD (Thirty Five Million, Five Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollar) deposited by a Merchant named Mr.Philip Mutaf Mr.Philip Mutaf, has since Died without stating his next of kin because he deposited the funds in our establishment at a point he was finalizing divorcing his wife and had no kids coupled with the fact that he was an orphan, this funds has since mature and the roll-over on the funds has also expired. I will like to seek for your permission as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr.Philip Mutaf. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 35% for you and the balance of 5% for will be responsible for the major /trivial expenses incurred in the course of the transaction. I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is from you refusing to work with me and alerting my bank. I am the only one who knows of this situation,good fortune has blessed you with a name that has planted you into the center of relevance in my life. Let us share the blessing. If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a conclusion please contact me through this email address email@example.com I await your response.Thanks and regards, Mr.Jorge Padilla