This email with the subject "Assist" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 04 Aug 2010 07:28:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Parker"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Barrister Anthony Parker (LLB HONS) Oxford Chambers Legal Equity Law Firm Private TEL/Fax:+ 447024056325 Dear Friend, I am Barrister Anthony Parker, lawyer to late Mr.Morris Thompson. An American who lost his life in a plane crash involving Alaska Airline's Flight 261 which crashed on January 31st.2000,including his wife and only daughter. Mr. Morris Thompson, aged 61 hailed from Fairbanks, Alaska in United States of America. He was one of the state most prominent native and business leaders. All these you are very free to verify for more information and clarification about his socio-economic status until his death; And Before the demise of my client, he disclosed to me his account status, which is about $27.5m (Twenty-Seven million five hundred thousand dollars). He also handed over to me some vital documents regarding this fund trapped now .I was at the last burial rights on February 5th, 2000 to pay my final respect to Late Mr. Morris Thompson. There I made thorough inquiries about his kins but, discovered no one really knows about this funds .Since then, I have made successive attempts t o get his next of kin or relative View this http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm And as personal lawyer to my late client, I cannot in any way claim it unless someone overseas does so. MY PROPOSAL; Owing to the fact that his only daughter whom should have claimed this fund, also perished in that fatal air crash, I want to place you as the next of kin to late Mr. Morris Thompson. Like I earlier ascertained, I have in my possession the necessary documents that will enable me to apply on your behalf as the rightful beneficiary to my late client's fund in this bank. Be informed that upon successful transfer of this money into your account, you shall have 40% of it as your share and 10% will be set aside for expenses. I must also remind you that honesty and trust, transparency must be our watchword in the course of this transaction. N:B, This transaction is confidential and risk free. You can only contact me on my TEL/Fax:+44 7024056325 or my email I will discuss with you in details when I receive your response. Please include the following in your reply, (1.) Your Name in full. (2.) A reliable phone and Fax number (3.) Occupation/Company Name (If any) I look forward to receiving your reply soon. Yours faithfully, Barrister Anthony Parker (LLB HONS) Legal Equity Law Firm (Attorneys and Solicitors).