This email with the subject "Business proposal." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 21 Feb 2009 04:28:14 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Tom Hickman"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day, This is a personal official email directed to you and me request that it be treated as such. I am Barrister Tom Hickman, A solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to my late Client Randolf (Surname Withheld) who worked as an independent oil magnate in my Country and died in a car crash with his immediate family on the 4th of Oct, 1998. Since the death of my client in Oct, 1998, I have written several Letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended Relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. More so, I have received official letters in the last few weeks suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws by the bank in which my client deposited the sum of US$13.8 million On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the "trustee" bank as my late Client's surviving family member so as to enable you put up a claim To the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client. I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you bear a similar last name with my client making it a lot easier for you to put up a Claim in that capacity. I propose that 45% of the net sum will accrue to you at the conclusion of this deal in so far as I do not incur further expenses. Therefore, to facilitate the immediate transfer of this fund, you need, First to contact me via email signifying your interest and as soon as I obtain your confidence; I will immediately appraise you with the complete details as well as fax you the documents, with which you are to proceed and I shall direct on how to put up an application to the bank. Upon the receipt of your reply, I will call, fax or E-mail the next step to take. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer. Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please send me your Full Names and direct phone number while responding to this mail. Best Regards, Tom Hickman.