This email with the subject "Read and Advice" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 05 Apr 2009 01:20:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Barrister George Akpabio"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Barrister Akpabio George Cabinet Maitre Akpabio C132 Maison Maitre Akpabio George, Calavi Cotonou ,Benin Dear, Do accept my sincere apologies if my mail does not meet your personal ethics but it is a personal email directed to you and I request that it should be treated as such. I am Barrister. Akpabio George Cabinet Maitre Akpabio C132 Maison Maitre Akpabio George, Calavi Cotonou ,Benin, a Lawyer and Solicitor at Law. I was the Personal Attorney/Sole Executor to the Estate of my Late Client, who worked as an Independent Oil Merchant in my country COTONOU, REPUBLIC OF BENIN, before he died in a car crash with his immediate family on the 27th of November, 2004. I carried out this search on you and I am contacting you because you bear a similar last name with that of my Late Client and the further reasons are as follows: The Bank have called my attention that I have 21 days in which I am to provide the next of kin/Beneficiary to the residue of this account: Since the death of my client in Nov, 2004, I have tried my best to locate any of his extended family relatives who legally should have been Claimants/Beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate but all such efforts have been to no avail. I fear a likely confiscation proceedings in the coming weeks/months, hence my contacting you. I seek your consent therefore; to present you to the Management of this bank as my Client's Next of Kin since you bear a similar last name with him so that you can help repatriates the money to a foreign account. I promise a fair share of 50%-50% at the end of the transfer. If you are very interested, get back to me as soon as possible with your full details; so that I will provide you further information on the next step. I want to assure you that I have all the requirements to execute this Claim. What is required is trust and a solemn confidentiality on this project by both parties involved. Please let me have your stand with regards to this business deal as soon as possible and send to me your personal Information as follows for the execution of this transaction. YOUR FULL NAME: YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS: DIRECT CELL PHONE: AGE: OCCUPATION: MARITAL STATUS: Waiting for your urgent response. Best Regards, Barrister Akpabio George,Esq.