A Scam Email with the Subject "Happy New Year/Hello: Sir/Madam" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 22 Feb 2009 10:40:11 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "George Gilbert"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello: Sir/Madam I am Barrister George Gilbert a Legal practitioner to the Harmony law Chambers, situated at Lagos-Nigeria. I am the personal attorney to my late client a national of your country, who used to work with Shell Development Company in Nigeria, Here in after, shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2004, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a car accident along Lagos 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 track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the fund valued at US$10.5million left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Security Finance Firm where this huge amount were deposited. The said Security Finance Company has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next 72 official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 4 years now, I seek the consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you have the same last names, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you, Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss the sharing ratio and modalities for transfer. I have all the 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. Best regards, MR.George Gilbert