This email with the subject "CONFIDENTIAL /URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 27 Jul 2007 05:19:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was William Moris <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Compliments of the season,before proceeding,I wish to introduce myself to you; I am William Moris a staff of Natwest Bank plc, London working in the accounts department. I am pleased to get across to you for a very urgent and profitable business proposal which I believe will profit the both of us after completion. I contacted you after a careful thought that you might be capable of handling this business transaction, which I explained below. All attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless.I therefore made further investigations and discovered that Mr. Andreas Schranner did not declare any next of kin or relation in all his official documents,including his bank deposit paperwork in my bank. This sum of us 12,500,000.00GBP has been floating as unclaimed since 2000 in my bank as all efforts to get his relatives have hit the stones. According to the British Law, the money will revert to the ownership of the British government if nobody applies to claim the fund. To avoid this money being sent to the British treasury as unclaimed funds, I have decided to seek your assistance to have you stand as his next of kin so that the said fund (12.5m)would be released in your name as the next of kin and paid into your account before I come over to meet you for sharing. All documents and proof that will have you claim this fundwithout stress will be forwarded to you upon your response to this mail more so, I want to inform you that I have unanimously agreed to offer you 30% of the sum for the assistance and role you are going to play in this transaction, 20% will be given to charity organizations while the remaining will be my share. As a Christian, i cannot stand and see this money being sent to the British treasury while the poor suffer. Please send your confidential telephone and fax number in your reply to this business transaction, and ensure that you contact me through my personal email below: firstname.lastname@example.org God bless you. William Moris.