This email with the subject "FW: PRIVATE MESSAGE TO Hylton Gardiner" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 23 Sep 2008 08:25:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Hylton Gardiner <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Hylton Gardiner,
I am Barrister Christopher Sese, a solicitor at law,personal attorney to Mr.P.B.Gardiner,a national Of your country,who used to be a contractor and importer here in Accra-Ghana.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 ghastly motor accident along Nouvissi 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 family relatives, this is to no avail.
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 repartrating the fund valued at US$9.5 million 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 firm has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have his account confiscated within the next twenty one official working days.
Since I have been unsuccesful in locating the relatives for over 4years 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 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 attract no single risk at all for it will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law here and overseas.
On the receipt of your response i will furnish you with detailed clarification as it relates to this mutual benefit transaction.
God Bless You,
Barrister Christopher Sese.Esq