This email with the subject "Urgent!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 23 Jun 2007 07:52:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Alexa Pilchard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, PRIVATE AND URGENT. I am Mr.Alexa Pilchard, and I work for Barclays Bank London UK, I was the account officer to a deceased account, one of our foreign customers. While he banked with us, we oversaw his accounts and other official obligations as my office demanded being his accounts officer.Unfortunately, he died together with his entire family in the plane crash of 31 October, 1999 on board the Egyptian Airline 990 alongside other passengers. 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 hisaccount unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated according to the law, Most likely, if there are next of kin, they all get an equal share. If there are (mysteriously) no next of kin (claiming or otherwise), the money goes to the state government. Having made a very frenetic and exhaustive search for any family member that would lay claim to this fund, I decided to take my chance with you. I now seek your permission to have you stand as next of kin to the deceased as I have all documentations including his certified Death Certificate that will facilitate your stand as next of kin to him as he had a closing balance of £15,000,000.00 (Fifteen million Pounds Sterling) here in our bank in London. I also have secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any member of deceased family to become beneficiary of this fund. If this proposal is acceptable by you, please send your reply to me as soon as possible so as to enable us commence. Please reply to my E-mail. Regards, Mr.Alexa Pilchard