A Scam Email with the Subject "Urgent and confidential." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 16 May 2007 11:38:41 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mrs. Elizabeth Newton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
MRS. ELIZABETH NEWTON United Kingdom email to:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir/Madam,My name is Elizabeth Newton, I am the credit manager in a Bank here in the United Kingdom. I am contacting you on 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 everything has been taken care off,and all will be well at the end of the day.I decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction.
THE PROPOSITION:I am the account officer of a foreigner named Patrick Gerald Welsh who died in an air crash along with his wife in 31st October 1999 aboard an Egyptian airline 990 with other passengers on board.You can confirm this from the website below as PUBLISHED ON BBC.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/world/americas/502503.stm,Since his death, none of his next-of-kin have called to make claims for this money as his heir,because it is assumed they are not alive.The only known relative of his,i.e his father,died a few months ago.(May his soul rest in peace). 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,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 (£9,000,000.00) Nine Millions Pounds to be released in your favour as the beneficiary's next of kin.It may interest you to know that we have secured from the probate an order of mandamus 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 information if you are interested. 1.A Beneficiary name;In order for me to prepare the document for transfer of the funds in your name. 2.Direct Telephone and fax number;For our personal contact and mutual trust in each other. Upon your acceptance I shall send you a copy of my international passport and drivers license for more confidentiality and trust.I shall be compensating you with 40% on final conclusion of this project for your assistance, while the 5% shall be set aside for expenses,and the balance of 55% shall be for me and my partner,and for investment purposes.If this proposal is acceptble by you,please endeavour to contact me immediately.Do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you.
Best Regards, MRS. ELIZABETH NEWTON