This email with the subject "PRIVATE&URGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 07 Oct 2006 02:49:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "R.Cohen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
PRIVATE AND URGENT I am contacting you in regards to a business transfer of a huge sum of money from a deceased customer's account who On the 25th of July 2000,the deceased, German property magnate Andreas Schranner, 64, his wife Maria, 62, their daughter Andrea Eich, 38, her husband Christian, 57, and their children Katharina, eight, and Maximilian, 10, all perished in the http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm Although I know that a transaction of this magnitude might make anyone apprehensive,I would like to assure you that I am sending you this mail with the best of intensions. YOU AS THE BENEFICIARY; Since then I have been trying to get this funds out of the bank, the sum of US$12,000,000.00 (Twelve Million United States Dollars) in an account that belongs to our foreign customers who died along with his entire family in the above accident stated above.Since his death, none of his next-of-kin or relations has come forward to lay claims to this money as the heir.The Funds cannot be release 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, I 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 me for the funds (US$12,000,000.00) to be released in your favour as the beneficiary's next of kin. It may interest you to know that I have secured from the probate court,an order of madamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries.Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavour by furnishing me with the following; 1. Your Full Names and Address. 2. Direct Telephone and Fax numbers. These requirements will enable me file a letter of claim to the appropriate departments for necessary approvals in your favour before the transfer can be made. I shall be compensating you with 1.5 Million Dollars on final conclusion of this project, while the rest shall be for me.Thereafter I will visit you in your country for disbursement as I am almost due for retirement. Your share stays with you while the rest shall be for me for investment purposes in your country.If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you,I await your urgent response to this email. Regards, Mr Richard Cohen