This email with the subject "Partnership interest." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 09 Dec 2007 08:51:26 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Michael Briggs." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Date: 9/12/2007 Hello, I am Mr. Michael Briggs Attorney and financial adviser to Mr. Burke Sean (Late). I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. Mr. Burke Sean prior to his unexpected death deposited a huge sum of money (5.2 million United States dollars) with a financial institution. Eventually, this client died in a plane crash and since his death we have not had anybody come up for the claims as the next of kin. A situation I have monitored closely with the financial institution. Now having monitored this deposit and managed it over the years before his death and hence nobody has showed up as the next of kin for the past years. I now solicit for your assistance to present you as the next of kin as every other arrangement has been concluded by me. I am only waiting for a foreigner to take possession of the deposit from the security firm. This does not have any risk attached to it as all the document pertaining to the deposit are currently intact. As his personal Attorney I cannot make claim regarding the funds, all I have to do is to donate somebody as his next of kin and beneficiary to share the proceed 50/50 after the final conclusion of the subject matter. I therefore request you to confirm your interest by a return message through my email ad I well furnish you with details and more information on to go about the claim of the deposit from the company. Till I hear from you. Do have a bless and memorable weekend. Best regards, Mr. Michael Briggs.