A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM; MR. ED WILLIAMS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 28 Jan 2008 05:41:26 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "MR. ED WILLIAMS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day, How are you today? I hope all is well and there is no problem with your daily endeavors.I am really sorry for communicating you with this medium but it is only through it I can contact you immediately for this business transaction. My name is Mr. Ed Williams, I am the Director of Corporate affairs (HSBC BANK,LONDON) I am contacting you for i am in need for a reliable and honest person to transfer out 15,500,000.00(Fifteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling)from my employers( HSBC BANK, LONDON)and this has made me to seek your assistance believing that you are the right person that will aid me in this deal.It was after going through your profile at the Internet Directory that I believe that you are capable to aid me and handle this funds in strict confidence when transferred to your account and that you will never betray me when the funds is in your possession and that is why I have contacted you to help me and inherit these funds.I will send a scan copy of my Id Passport for you to know me more immediately you reply back.I am Mr. Ed Williams, I am the personal Chief Marketing Officer to Late Kurt Kahle,a foreigner and Investor by profession living here in London before his sudden de! ath, He opened Account in my Bank. Unfortunately he lost his life with his family in a Plane crash on Monday 31st July 2000 while they were flying to New York on vacation.for more information about the tragedy, Please click on this URL/Web http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stmAfter all my investigation, I found out that no body knows about this Dormant Account or will come to claim the funds.If we leave these funds, no person will come for the funds because he did not also STATE his next of kin properly and I have decided to inherit these funds for my private use but i as a staff in this Bank and the Marketing officer, I cannot lay claims on the funds by myself and that is why i have contacted you to use your name as the next of kin/beneficiary to the Dormant Account and transfer these funds to you for my private use.I will offer you 30% of the total sum.I want you to stand as the Next Of Kin so that i will use my High-Rank position here in this Bank to convinc! e other co-staffs to effect Legal approvals and onward Transfe! r of thi s money to your nominated Account as the Next of Kin/Beneficiary of the funds with appropriate clearance from probate registry & Foreign Payment Department.I will destroy all the documents concerning this transaction immediately the funds are transferred to your nominated Account leaving no trace of the transfer to any place and apply for my resignation as this will enable me come over to your Country to collect my own share of the funds and invest it as well in your Country. I will take 70% and you will take 30% of the total sum hoping that the sharing ratio is well accepted by you.I am desperately waiting for your urgent response so that I will tell you more on what we are going to do for my bank to transfer these funds to you within the next ten banking days. N:B,I want you to know that this business is highly confidential as it is only between me and you,so,you should never tell anybody about this transaction until we transfers the funds to your nominated Account to avoid any betrayal of trust or any obstacle of progress. I am waiting for your urgent response so that I will inform you more on what we are going to do and inherit these funds successfully. Regards, Mr.Ed Williams.