This email with the subject "MUTUAL TRUST" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 04 Feb 2009 14:01:48 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Barrister Paul Kenneth"<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 both of us.Being an executor of Will, it is possible that we may be tempted to make fortune out of our client’s situation, when we cannot help it, or left with no better option. The issue I am presenting to you is about my client who WILL a fortune to his next-of-kin. It was most unfortunate that him and his next-of-kin died on the same day in a Ghastly motor accident on Tuesday 10 December 2004. I am now faced with confusion of whom to pass the fortune to. According to the English law, the fortune is supposed to be bequeathed to the government. However, I don’t belong to that school of thought which propose that the fortune of unfortunate people be given to the government. My purpose of contacting you is to seek your assistance to act as the benefactor of the WILL, and lay claims to the legacy(Ј12.4million 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 Ј12.4million pounds sterling. As I am yet to get your consent on this issue, 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 British Bar Council. I need not to emphasise to you that the sensitivity of this issue need not to be toyed with by neglecting its confidentiality. Due to the risk involve and also the activities of fraudsters now rampant on Internet, until I am sure of your consent,full co-operation and genuine willingness to assist me for our mutual benefit, I would prefer that we maintain correspondence by email. At this point I want to assure you that your true consent, full co-operation 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.Paul Kenneth.