This email with the subject "FOR YOUR URGENT RESPONSE PLEASE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 15 Aug 2006 06:33:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Timm Carrington <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I AM TIMM CARRINGTON, AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT, FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT, ECOBANK PLC, ACCRA, GHANA. I am writing you exclusively following your impressive profile which I read in the internet; there can be no doubt about your capability and reliability to champion the successful transfer of this fund. In my department, we discovered an abandoned sum of US$2,500,000.00 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) only, in a fixed deposit belonging to Mr John Bowman who died in an air mishap along with his wife on the 31st October 1999 in an Egyptian airline 990 with other passengers on board. Since we got this information about his death, we have been expecting his next of Kin to come over and file for claim of the fund because we can not release it unless somebody applies for it as next of Kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking and financial policies. Unfortunately, we learnt that his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside him in the air said mishap leaving no body behind to claim the fund. It's upon this discovery that I and other officials in my department decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement as nobody has filed for it's claim. We do not want this fund to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed bills since Banking laws and guidelines here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after long period (over five (5) years), the money will go to the Bank's treasury as unclaimed fund.The request for a foreigner as next of kin in this proposal is necessitated by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a local inhabitant here cannot stand as next of kin to the deceased family. We thus propose to you that 40% of this money will be for you as our foreign partner in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the processing of this transaction and 50 % would be for me and my colleagues. Thereafter I and my colleagues will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated above. To enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as proposed, you must apply first to the Bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased through an application text which I shall send to you Upon receipt of your reply by fax or by E-mail attachement; it is therefore imperative that you indicate your phone and fax numbers. Be hereby notified that this transaction is 100% hitch free and you should not entertain any fear as all the required arrangements have been made for the smooth transfer of this fund. Please contact me immediately you receive this letter with the following personal data: 1. Full Name (s) 2. Your Telephone/Fax Numbers 3. Your Contact Address. Your prompt response is highly anticipated. Cordially, Carrington.