A Scam Email with the Subject "†No Subject†" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 05 Dec 2008 07:59:59 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Barrister Phil Haywood" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I wish to intimate you with a request that would be of immense benefit to you and me. Being an executor of WILL, it is possible that we may be tempted to make fortune out of our client situation, since we cannot help it,or left with no better option. The issue I am presenting to you is about my client who WILLED a fortune to his next-of-kin. It was most unfortunate that he and his next-of-kin died on the same day in the sharja plane crash of Tuesday 10 February 2004. I am now faced with confusion of who to pass the fortune to. According to the English law, the fortune is supposed to be bequeathed to the government. However,i dont belong to that school of thought which proposes that the fortune of unlucky people be given to the government. I seek your assistance to act as the beneficiary of the inheritance, and lay claim to the legacy(12.4million pounds sterling),which this my unfortunate client bequeathed to his next-of-kin. For now, It is only known to me, as my client has great confident in me. Everything will be left between you and I. The share would be 40% for you and 60% for me.All I have to do is to amend the WILL stating you as the beneficiary to the 12.4million pounds sterling. I prefer not to divulge my full identity so as not to risk being debarred. The English Bar considers it a breach of the oath of the English Bar Council. I need not emphasize to you that the sensitivity of this issue need not be toyed with by neglecting its confidentiality. At this point I want to assure you that your true consent, full cooperation and confidentiality are all that are required for us to take full advantage of this great opportunity. This is an opportunity that people rarely have. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Yours truly, Barr. Phil Haywood