This email with the subject "DEAREST FRIEND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 11 Jul 2006 03:57:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was KELVIN COLE <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am KELVIN COLE and am contacting you strictly on business transfer of a sum of 9.8m pounds from a deceased account. I decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. I was the account officer to Dr. Mohamed Jubril (deceased), one of our foreign customers. While he banked with us at Platinum Bank, London England. I oversaw and monitored his accounts and other official/financial obligations .Unfortunately, he died along with his family in the plane crash of 31 October, 1999 on board the Egyptian Airline 990 alonside other passengers. Please consult the website below for verification. www.greatdreams.com/PassEAir990.htm , While he was alive, none of his family members was ever known to me other than his immediate nuclear family,and ever since his death, none of his relations has come forward to lay claims to this money as the heir.and there's no how the money can be released from his account unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Having made a very frantic and exhaustive for search of any of his family members for the claim of the fund,all proved abortive. I then decided to seek your coporation to have you stand as next of kin to the deceased and get the money released to you. Note that this purely and strictly a deal between just the two of us and must be treated confindentially. We shall discuss the terms and %s dued to us as we proceed on this deal. Upon your reply, I will lead you on the way forward by writing an official application letter to the bank for the release of the money. I must assure you that if you are committed and follow my instructions carefully, then this funds will be released to you within a seven-working-day period. If this proposal is acceptable by you, i want you to furnish me with your data; your full name and address your company name and address phone and fax number. I await your urgent mail. Regards, KELVIN COLE CONTACT MY PERSONAL EMAIL;email@example.com;