A Scam Email with the Subject "TO THE BENEFICIARY: FOR YOUR URGENT ATTENTION .CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY BY PHONE OR EMAIL." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 27 Nov 2008 14:54:06 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "FALANA CHAMBER ABUJA ,NIGERIA (Attorney Mark Davies LL.M Ph.D.)"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Esteem Greetings, I am Attorney Mark Davies Ph. D LL.M (Legal Practitioners)in Abuja, Nigeria. The purpose of my writing to you is because I am searching for a foreign business partner who is in a position to assist me with my urgent business proposal, as time is not on my side. A partner, who understands what confidentiality, means and who has the necessary facilities I require in embarking on this important venture. I decided to contact you through email as it has remained the only possible means I consider safe to contact you. I apologize if this is not suitable to you. I am writing following the impressive information from your profile, which I got from Net Detectives (www.netdetective.net) in my private search for a genuine person your capability and reliability to champion this opportunity is highly needed. I have a client who was deceased in November, 2005, in PORT HARCOURT , NIGERIA . I am contacting you in view of the fact that you share the same foreign background and surname with my deceased client which makes the claim most credible. My client lost his life along with his wife and only child in a ghastly motor accident and I felt that you could help me in the distribution of funds that are left in my deceased client's bank account The funds have remained unclaimed since his death, and such unclaimed funds are appropriated and returned to the treasury as a matter of policy. Considering the lack of success in my bid to locate any of his relatives for over the years now, I hereby solicit your consent to enable me present you as the Next of Kin to my deceased client.The bank had issued to me a notification to contact the next of kin of my deceased client for either to re-activate the bank account or to make claim of beneficiary, of the funding in the bank account, with a one month surcharge of 10% to be deducted as anEscrow safe keeping fee of the bank account,since it was not indefinitely closed by the bank. All the legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin would be provided by me. The most important thing I would need is your honest cooperation in this proposition.This deal would be done under a legitimate arrangement that would protect you from any breach of the law. I am contacting you for a strong reason the bank does not deserve to inherit the funds. This reason led to my resolve to claim the funds, which was why I contacted you. With your permission, I will proceed to establish you as the next of kin/Beneficiary to my late client.As soon as this is done, you will then give instructions to the bank, to transfer the deposited funds into another account you will provide, I propose that 35% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 15% will be set aside for out of pocket expenses incurred during this transaction and 50 % would be for me. The 15% would be shared first once after my arrival to your country for my share as this is meant to cover all expenses incurred during this transaction. If this business proposition offends your moral and ethic values, do accept my sincere apology and ignore it. Please contact me at once if you are interested by replying the mail. If you find yourself able to work with me, kindly send me your response through my private email address email@example.com, immediately. And enclose the following: your full name and address, your private telephone and fax number, your Age and occupation. When I receive your response, I will provide you with further details.The entire project is expected to last for about few bank working days be rest assured this transaction is 100% risk free. I would be expecting your earnest response. Yours Faithfully, Attorney Mark Davies Ph. D LL.M FALANA CONCERNS CHAMBERS (Legal Practitioners / Solicitors) Abuja. Nigeria. 27th,November 2008