This email with the subject "PRIVATE AND URGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 08 May 2007 11:16:25 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Davies Mark" <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 account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. We decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. PROPOSITION: We discovered an abandoned sum of US$20,000,000.00 (Twenty Million Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers late MORRIS THOMPSON who died along with his entire family. Since his death, none of his next-of-kin or relations has come forward to lay claims to this money as the heir. We cannot release the fund 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, we 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 us for the funds US$20,000,000.00) to be released in your favor as the beneficiary's next of kin. It may interest you to note that we have secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any of deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavor by furnishing me with the following; 1. Your full name and address. 2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers. These requirements will enable us file a letter of claim to the appropriate departments for necessary approvals in your favor before the transfer can be made. We shall be compensating you with 2 Million Dollars on final conclusion of this project, while the rest shall be for us. Your share stays with you while the rest shall be for us for investment purposes. If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me only through my confidential email address:email@example.com And the private phone number I shall provide in recipient of your response to my proposal. This is because my official lines are not totally secure lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy. You can as well click on this link below and click on my names on the page to know what I am talking about. http://www.hsbcnet.com/hsbc/home/contact-us/europe/united-kingdom Please observe this instruction religiously. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences may be, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust we have bestowed in you, I await your urgent mail. Regards, Yours Truly, Davies Mark.