This email with the subject "URGENT ASSISTANCE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 30 Mar 2009 21:39:39 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Barrister Williams Adimson"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
URGENT ASSISTANCE. Dear Friend, I am Williams Adimson , Personal Attorney to the late Mr Patrick Yao, A foreign construction engineer who was resident here in Nigeria.My client died with his family while on Vacation at Phuket Island in Thailand in December 2004.Asia Earth Quake Disaster(TSUNAMI DISASTER http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2004/tsunami.disaster/ On the 6th of January 2005,I recieved a phone call as his personal Attorney which broke the tragic news of my clients death in the Tsunami disaster. Since then I have made several enquiries to locate any of his extended relatives.This has proved unsuccessful. After several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the internet hence I contacted you. I seek your consent and assistance in repartriating money left behind by my late client before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Finance Company where the deposit is lodged. The deposit is valued US$9,550,000.00 (Nine Million,Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dol lars only) and it is lodged with Finance Company. The Finance Company has issued me an ultimatum to present a next-of-kin of the deceased to inherit the funds or have the account declared serviceable two weeksago.The board of directors of his Finance Company adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within 28 working days or forfeit the money to the bank as an abandoned property. The bankers had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of 1996 to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given to me. I here by seek your consent to present you to the Finance Company as next-of-kin of the deceased, so that the proceeds of this account valued US$9,550,000.00 can be transferred to you as inheritance, and thereafter you and me will share the money; 50% to me and 45% to you, while 5% will be donated to the Tsunami Disaster Charity Fund. I have necessary legal documents that will be used to support claim of the inheritance from the Finance Company. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see the transaction through. I guarantee that the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.To commence the process of claiming the funds, I will require the following information from you, 1.Your Full names. 2.Your Telephone and fax numbers. 3.Your Contact address. 4.Your Date of birth. 5.Yo ur Occupation. As soon as I recieve these information I will file-in a formal application to the bank for the inheritance in your name as next-of-kin of the deceased.That will enable the Finance Company to process the transaction with you as beneficiary and remit the funds in your name as (Inheritor). Reply through my private E-mail: Thank you. Yours faithfully, Barrister Williams Adimson