This email with the subject "Fwd: URGENT ASSISTANCE NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 29 Dec 2008 06:56:43 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was michael hernandez <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
BARRISTER SHAZAD KHAN &ASSOCIATES
Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Telecommunications Law; Privatizations; Foreign Investment; Investment in China; Venture Capital,10-8 Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Compound, No.35 Dongfang East Road Chaoyang District Guangzhou, China 100600 Guangzhou,
I got your contact in course of my inquiry to locate relations of my Deceased Client who died in the Chinese Earthquake, who used to work with Chevron Chinese limited, here in China. On the Tuesday, 13 May 2008 it was reported to us that my Client Mr. LEE M.HUDSON his wife And their only daughter were involved in an Earthquake all involved in the Chinese Earthquake lost their lives, More than 71,000 people are fear dead, missing or buried under rubble following the devastating earthquake that hit China's Sichuan province
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The reason for this is to inherit a Contract Payment Deposits Account Of ($9.5 Million United States Dollars) of which the Deceased left in a Finance Firm Consequently, having gone through to your profile on the Internet, I Want you to please assist me to inherit the fund into your Bank Account.
This request emerged last week when the Finance Firm contacted me for the attention of my Deceased Client (perhaps for one reason or the other they have tried to contact him and were unsuccessful) However, there upon I announced his death and protocols observed, I was Mandated (as the deceased's attorney) to provide the Next of Kin to Inherit the Deposits or they will freeze it as Unclaimed Deposit" Unfortunately, and unknown to the Finance Firm, the Next of Kin was Among the dead in the Earthquake.
But rather leaving the Deposits/Account frozen hence I seek your help to claim the fund into your Account as you share same names with the Deceased and I have the required Information to execute the transaction under legal process.
And upon the conclusion of this transaction, I will come to your Country, for the disbursement of this fund, which 40% of the total amount will be your compensation, while 60% will be my share for the investment I Will needs your help to establish in your country.
Please for your total admirable acceptance in assisting me, reconfirm
As below to enable me commence in your name.
(1) Your full name and official mailing address.............
(2) Your direct telephone and fax number.........
(3) Your residence home address...........
(4) International passport or Drivers license
SHAZAD KHAN ESQ