This email with the subject "Treat as urgent" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 05 Aug 2010 22:22:06 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Gabriel Umeh"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
C. Ogbodo & Umeh chambers. No. 59 Calcuta Crescent Lagos - Nigeria . E-MAIL (firstname.lastname@example.org) Dear, I am Barrister Gabriel Umeh, a Solicitor and an Advocate of the supreme court of Nigeria ; I am the Personal Attorney to Engr. Robert Chapman, a consultant with an oil company here in Nigeria . My client and his wife who unfortunately died in the crash of Kenya airways flight 431 in Abidjan , Ivory Coast , January 30 2005. Since then I have made several contacts as to locate any of his extended relatives, but all proved abortive. Hence I decided to contact you. I am contacting you to assist in retrieving the money valued at about (USDollars18.5m) that was left behind by my client with the Spring Bank of Nigeria plc, before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank. Consequently, the bank issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days. since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 3 years now, I hereby seek your consent to act as the next of kin to the deceased, the proceeds of this account valued at (USDollars18.5 million dollars) can be paid to you and then and I can share the money. I have all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up this project. My suggestion to you is that, I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin/beneficiary to the fund deposited by my late client since you have the same nationality and last name so that the proceeds valued at USDollars18.5 million dollars will be paid to you. Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account, which you will send to the bank, we shall share in the ratio of 50% for you, and 50% for me. I have worked out a procedure that will ensure success, and as a lawyer, I will ensure that all our actions are within the confines of the law. Should you be interested please, P.s. furnish me with below information, after which I will provide you with more details of this transaction and how to proceed. 1) Your full name and address 2) Your occupation and age 3) Your private/direct telephone and fax number for easy communication Please get in touch with me with the below email Address:(email@example.com Thanks Barr. Gabriel Umeh