This email with the subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 28 Jan 2009 02:43:25 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Barrister Abdul Razak Yaacob <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
RAZAK & CO. NO. 7.7, GROUND FLOOR PENANG STREET PENANG firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Friends, I am Abdul Razak Yaacob, an attorney at law. A deceased client of mine, by name Mr. Michael, who here in after shall be referred to as my client, died as the result of a heart-related condition on the 11 November 2005. His heart condition was due to loses and shock from the death of all the members of his family on 12th March, 2004 in Sumatra Indonesia as reported on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake I have contacted you to assist in distributing the money left behind by my client before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this deposit valued at Six Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S dollars ($6, 500 000) is lodged. This bank has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin, or the account will be confiscated. My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my late client, since you have the same last name with him, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed-upon percentage. All legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin will be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from many breach of the law. If this business proposition offends your moral values, do accept my apology. I must use this opportunity to implore you to exercise the utmost indulgence to keep this matter extraordinary confidential, whatever your decision, while I await your prompt response. Please contact me at once to indicate your interest. I will like you to acknowledge the receipt of this e-mail as soon as possible and treat with absolute confidentiality and sincerity. I look forward to your response. Best regards, Barrister Abdul Razak Yaacob