This email with the subject "Urgent Response" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 17 Nov 2006 19:30:07 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Donald Henshaw." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear. Sir. Confidential/ Urgent Proposal. Firstly, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive, but be assured that at the end all concerned will smile. I decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. I am, Mr. Donald Henshaw: a staff of Union Bank Plc. I got your contact via my private search and I decided to ask for your personal involvement because of the urgency of this business. A foreigner, late mag peter and expatriate engineer, who involved in oil merchant/contractor, until his death over two years ago in a ghastly car accident, banked with us here and closing balance as at the end of may, 2001 of USD ($35.2m) thirty five million two hundred thousand dollars, equivalent in the local currency, which the bank now expects a next of kin to claim as beneficiary. All effort by bank to contact any of his relatives proved unsuccessful. As a result of this the board of directors are about to place the fund as "unclaimable" and it has been decide that the funds shall be shared among themselves. In order to prevent this, my colleagues and I now seek your assistance to have you stand in as beneficiary's next of kin. All documents to enable you claim this fund will be carefully obtained from the federal high court of justice. This proposal is 100% risk free on your side because I will obtain a court ruling order that you are the beneficiary's next of kin. We have agreed that 25% of the total fund when remitted would be your share. Again take note that up to 10% would stand as incidental expenses, the remain ing 65% would be our share: more details would follow with time. If this proposal is acceptable to you, kindly contact me through my private email address show above and forward to me your full names and address including your private telephone and fax numbers for easy communication and indicate your interest urgently by assuring me of your capability and readiness to proceed with me. Please treat this as a very urgent and confidential mater. Thank and I wait your urgent responses. Yours faithfully Mr. Donald Henshaw.