This email with the subject "VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO YOU" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 02:28:29 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Philip Gaddiel"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attention : My Dear,
I am Barrister Philips Gaddiel, Private attorney to Late Mr. Jerome ,a national of your country, who used to work as a Managing Director of TOTAL (Oil Company) On the Thursday, 25 December, 2003, 22:53 GMT , Mr Jerome my client, his wife and their two children were involved in a Plane Crash along Airport Sea, as confirmed by a medical specialist.
Since then I have made several inquiries to your foreign authorities to locate any member of his family so that they can take his corps back to your country for a befitting burial and to claim his access here, but all efforts to locate any of his extended relative was all in vain, and his corps was later buried here at the national cemetery.
After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track His last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his Family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in Repatriating some access (money) left behind by Mr Jerome before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the BANK CENTRAL DU ASIA (BCA) here . Click the website and view the Plane crash.
These huge deposits were lodged with " BANK CENTRAL DU ASIA (BCA)" where Mr Jerome had an account valued at about 15.9 US million dollars (Fifteen Million Nine Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). Since I have been unsuccessful in Locating the relatives for over (12) Twelve years Now, The Bank has issued me a notice to provide the relatives of Mr Jerome, for repatriation of the money or have the account closed down and the money confiscated.
Now I seek your consent to present you as the NEXT OF KIN of Mr Jerome, since you have the same surname, so that the proceeds of this account valued at 15.9 US million dollars can be paid to your account or to your family account in your country or any where you wish, all i request is 20% of the total sum. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us seeing this noble claim through.
To avoid eye brow and to mark the success of this transfer, both of us must agree to keep this transaction between both of us. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. I want you to send your mobile telephone number and a Copy of your International Passport to facilitate oral communication. Your free to ask more questions.
Barrister Philips Gaddiel And Co.,
Advocate at law and legal Solicitor's