This email with the subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 07 Nov 2006 19:36:08 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Mark J. Clark" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend My name is Mr.Mark J.Clark, I am a senior banker in a bank here in the United Kingdom. I am contacting you for a business transfer of a huge sum of money from a deceased account. Though know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that every documents that will bring aboutthe success of this transaction will be provided by an attorney here in london, and all will be well at the end of the day. I decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. The deceased person who died Neal Walker died in air crash along with his wife on the 31st October 1999 in an Egyptian airline 990 with other passengers on board was an American Oil consultant/contractor with the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation. You can confirm his death from the website below which was published by BBC WORLD NEWS. WEBSITE: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/502503.stm Since his death, none of his next-of-kin are alive to make claims for this money as his heir, because they all died in the same accident himself and his wife (May their 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 stand as a next of kin to the deceased, as all documentations will be carefully worked to make you the beneficiary to the funds USD17,600,000.00 (Seventeen Million, six hundred Dollars Only) which will be released in your favor as the next of kin. Because after Eight years the money will be called back to the bank bond treasury as unclaimed bills and the money shared amongst the directors of the bank. so it is on this note I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the next of kin/beneficiary to this funds rather than allow the bank directors to share this money amongst themselves at the end of the year. 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 endeavor by furnishing me with the following information if you are interested. 1. Full names and address, 2. Telephone and fax Number. 3.A scan copy of your international passport or drivers license. For our personal contact and mutual trust in each other. I shall be compensating you with 50% of the above amount on final conclusion of this project for your assistance, the balance 50% shall be for me , because I intend to retire after the conclusion of this transaction. If this proposal is acceptable by you, please endeavor to contact me immediately. Do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you. Best Regards, Mr.Mark.J.Clark