This email with the subject "CONFIDENCIAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 11 Jul 2007 10:07:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Dr. Brachello Marco <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Dr. Brachello Marco, a director in the corporate finance / Private Banking department in one of the leading foreign banks here in Milan , Italy .I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. In 2001, Mr. MARTINS GLUVERT made a numbered time fixed Deposit valued at US$9,500,000.00, (Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) in my branch for seventy-two months ( five years ). Upon maturity last year ( 2006 ), I sent out a routine notification to his forwarding address in Fairbanks, Alaska but got no reply. After further investigation , we discovered that he died in January 31 , 2002 along side with his family . You can find more of this stories on http://archives.cnn.com/2002/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/. For now this story is only known to me and my regional manager , who has my support in contacting you. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and my regional manager now decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin / beneficiary of the funds for safe keeping and investment. Since nobody is coming for these funds and we don't want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed bill. We agreed that 30% of this money will be for you if you assist us in claiming this fund, while the balance will be for my colleague and I. Note that this transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you receive this mail you should contact me through my e-mail address ( email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org ) for further details. Please note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds to you as has been finalized and this fund is not linked to scam / money laundering and its alike. Upon the receipt of your response to assist I will be able to put you in a clearer picture of what next to do.Do bear in mind if this transaction does not interest, please discard this e-mail and do not use it against me as what I am doing will risk me of my job I have labored for years if exposed. I crave your indulgence to make this a top most secret . Best Regards, Dr .Brachello Marco.