This email with the subject "URGENT ATTENTION IS NEEDED." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 28 Jun 2010 02:36:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Barrister Donald chika.(Esq)."<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I do recognize the surprise this urgent but confidential letter brings to you,especially as it came from a stranger.I am Barrister Donald Chika.(SAN) a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to late Engr.Steve Moore a national of Isle of Man in UK, who was a contractor with Shell development company in Nigeria. On the 21st of April 1996,my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a car accident along sagamu express road, lagos. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. And since then I have made several enquirers to locate any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful.After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to search over the Internet,to locate any member of his family hence contacted you.As you may bear with me,a next of kin maybe the parents,sister, brother,close relative,associate, friend or even a well-wisher.So, whether you are related to him or not is never a barrister to realizing the transaction. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged.The Bank where the deceased had an account valued at about $27 million US dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next 21 official working days. since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives now i seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at $27 million US dollars(Twenty seven million united state dollars) can be paid to you and then you and i can share the money. I have all necessary details that can be used to back up the claim. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and i from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me by my email Address:(firstname.lastname@example.org) and send to me the needed information listed below to enable us discuss further about this transaction. 1,Your Name: 2,House Address: 3,Your Phone/Fax Number: 4,Your Age and Gender: 5,Your occupation: Best Regards, Barrister Donald chika.(Esq).