This email with the subject "NEXT OF KIN" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 28 Jun 2008 09:58:11 -0400 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Laurens David"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Branch Accountant, UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA, Lagos Nigeria, Attention Mr. /Mrs. I am an Accountant with UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA formerly known as the STANDARD TRUST BANK PLC,My name is Mr. Lauren David, a Banker I am the Personal Account Manager to Engineer Michael of your country, who used to work with shell Development company in Nigeria. Here in after shall be referred to as my client On 6th may 2002, my client, his wife, and their three children were involved in a plane crash along kano state,en-route Abuja (The Capital City).All occupants of the plane member lost their lives. Unfortunately on this same flight were other dignitaries like the Nigerian Sports Minister and a host of others. The following websites could be referenced: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1968616.stm http://www.usafricaonline.com/ngrkanocrash.html http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/2002/05/06/stories/2002050600451500.html http://www.hinduonnet.com/2002/05/05/stories/2002050503070101.html Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended Relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they Get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged, particularly the UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA formerly known as the STANDARD TRUSTBANK PLC. Where the deceased had an account Valued at about ($15 Million US Dollars)has Issued me a notice to provide the next of kin. Or have the accountconfiscated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 to 3years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since youhave the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at ($15 Million US Dollars) can be paid to you and then you and me Can share the money.40% to me and 55% to you. 5% will set aside for defrayal of any expenses that may be incurred locally and internationally in course of the transfer. An attorney will be contracted to help us revalidated and notarize all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. You can reply me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Best Regard Mr. Lauren David