This email with the subject "RE: INHERITANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 16 Aug 2010 18:55:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Tony Williams"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Ma, I am Barrister Tony Williams, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to late Mr. PITT GUILLORY, a national of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, who used to work with Shell Petroleum Development Company in Nigeria. Here in after shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2000, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a car accident along sagbama express road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost there lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the fund valued at US$8.5million left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the ZENITH INTERNATIONAL BANK LIMITED) where this huge amount were deposited. The said BANK has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next fourteen official working days. For the fact that I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 10 years now, I seek the consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased, so that the fruit of the old man's labour will not be squandered by some corrupt Nigerians that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Therefore, I have decided to give you 455% of this amount, 55% for me. and then discuss the modalities for the transfer. I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for claim. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me through email@example.com or Advise me on when best to call you. Feel free to call me on this number +234 8020967989 Best regards, Barrister Tony Williams