This email with the subject "My Partnership Request" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 04 Nov 2008 14:20:31 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Richard Duke"<DUKERICHARD112@LAWYER.ORG>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: BARRISTER RICHARD DUKE (Esq.) Dear my worthy fellow, I am Richard Duke, a Legal practitioner and the personal Attorney to Late Mr. Roland Lake who was formerly a private investor/ realtor with the Frank Howard Allen Realtors before his death, hereinafter shall be referred to as my client. On the 31st of January 2000, my client and his wife along with their two children were among the victims of Boeing 737 Airliner crash. You can read more about the crash by visiting this website: http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/ Since then, I have made several enquiries from the embassy to locate his next of kin or any of his extended relatives, but all to no avail. My client made a deposit in a Bank valued presently at US$10,500,000.00 (Ten Million and Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) and the bank has issued me an official notification to appoint the next of kin or beneficiary who will benefit this funds, otherwise the account will be confiscated within the next thirty(30) working days. Since I have been unsuccessful to locate any of my late client's relatives for over three (2) years now, I seek your consent to permit me present you as the next of kin/ beneficiary of my late client’s estate so that the proceeds of this account would be transferred to you. Already, I have set out modalities for achieving my aim of appointing a next of kin as well as transfer the money out of this country, for us to share the money in the ratio of 50% for me and 40% to you. We shall collectively donate the remaining balance of 10% to Tsunami Relief Organizations. It is my intention to achieve this transfer in a legitimate way, all I required is your honest Co-operation, confidentiality and trust to enable us see this transaction through. This is a very legal business that I am very sure of its success and is absolutely risk free. Kindly signify your willingness to assist by sending me an email for further procedures relating to this transaction. The email shall include the below information: Full Name: Full Address: Tel/Fax. Number: Mobile Number: Age: Occupation: Country of Origin: Sex: Marital Status: Once I receive your positive response, I will then furnish you with more details on how we shall proceed with the claim. I look forward to receiving your prompt response. Yours Sincerely, Barr. Richard Duke (Esq).