This email with the subject "ABOUT LATE BERNARD'S ESTATE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 26 Nov 2008 05:26:58 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Anthony Blair"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
About Late Bernard's Estate, My name is Anthony W. Blair. I am contacting you regarding the estate (Mr. Bernard's estate). I used to be late Bernard's personal attorney/friend. He was a consultant/contractor with a leading firm for oil project and cost management consultants in Iraq, Kuwait & UK. He is late now (May his soul rest in peace). Late Engr Bernard died in a bomb blast in 2006 in Turkey. His unfortunate death left a lot of confusion around his financial status which till date has not yet been resolved. Been a native of Hungary residing here in the UK, I was not fully aware of his family before his death as they did not reside here with him. I have made efforts to track down his family members without any luck. I am afraid now that his estate will be confiscated by the UK government in future since he died without leaving a will or a beneficiary to his estate except otherwise. But this of course will take at least four years from now and if no one comes to make claims, then the government can claim it. I am most concerned with a certificate that late Bernard gave me. My former client told me of a diamond business which he had done and left me in care of the CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT which he used to lodge some funds in a finance firm. The certificate in question does not have a next of kin name filled in it. I have made my investigations and I can confidently say that since his death, no one has come to lay claims of it. PROPOSITION: My proposition to you is that I now seek your permission to have you stand as the beneficiary/next of kin to the deposit. We can achieve this sole aim legitimately and that is the whole essence of life. I believe this move is justified as I am not sure what will become of this deposit should this information get into the wrong hands or left alone. My guess is that the company where it is lodged will confiscate it. CONDITION: Please furnish me at once, a notice of acceptance, direct Telephone and fax numbers. We would engage in a two way split of the deposit. If this is acceptable by you, please endeavour to Contact me immediately. Regards, Anthony. W. Blair. Tel: 44-704-090-0528