This email with the subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 27 Nov 2006 01:31:38 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Barr. Victor J. Sefton <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Barr. Victor J. Sefton, a Solicitor at law and the personal attorney to late Mr. Christian Eich. With due respect and regard, I wish to seek your urgent assistance to transfer the sum of (30 million pounds sterling GBP) belonging to my late client Mr. Christian Eich who died on a plane crash with his wife, two children and his wife parents. Click this link for verification: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm before his death, Mr. Christian Eich had a bank balance of 30 million pounds sterling with a bank in Europe. I am contacting you as his personal attorney to front you to his bank as his business partner/ next of kin, this is to enable the bank transfer his funds to you as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased. This transaction is 100% risk free all legal process in securing the fund will be handled by me and the bank will adhere to my directive. All I require is your honest CO-OPERATION, CONFIDENTIALITY and TRUST to facilitate this transaction through. I guarantee you that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me urgently by Private email: email@example.com with the following information below: 1. Your Full Name. 2. Your Telephone Number and Fax Number. 3. Your Contact Address. This is to enable me commence immediate preparation of all legal documents that you will use to apply for the release of the fund and subsequent transfer of the 30 Million pounds sterling into your account as the will beneficiary to Mr. Christian Eich. On your acceptance to assist me, the 30 million pounds sterling will be shared as follows: 30% for your assistance 10% we will donate to various charity organizations worldwide and 60% will be for me. I have perfected the whole process of this project, if you follow my directives carefully, within the next 15 days from the date you officially apply for the release of the fund, the fund will be paid to you without any delay. I will furnish you with further details as soon as I hear from you. Your urgent response will be highly expected and appreciated. Best Regards, Barr. Victor J. Sefton. New London Bridge House 25 London Bridge Street London, SE1 9TW