Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Attn: Friend,

From: "Samuel Smith"<>

This email with the subject "Attn: Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 03 Jul 2008 10:57:43 -0400 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Samuel Smith"<>, although it may have been spoofed.


Attn: Friend, 

It is obvious that this proposal will come to you as a surprise. This is because we have not met 
before but i am inspired to send you this email by the huge fund transfer opportunity that will be 
of mutual benefit to two of us. However,I am Barrister Samuel Smith,the personalAttorney to late 
Engr.Steve Hartwick, who works with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)in Nigeria.On the 
21st of April 2002, my client, his wife and their two children were involved in a car accident 
along Shagamu/Lagos Express Road.Unfortunately lost their lives in the event of the accident, since 
then I have made several inquiries to several Embassies to locate any of my clients extended 
relatives, this has proved unsuccessful. 

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet to 
locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted you.I contacted you to assist in 
repatriating the money and property left behind by my client, I can easily convince the bank with 
my legal practice that you are the only surviving relation of my client. Otherwise the Estate he 
left behind will be confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where these huge deposits 
were lodged. 

Particularly, the Bank where the deceased had an account valued at about $16 million U.S dollars 
(sixteen million U.S.American dollars).Consequently,The BANK issued me a notice to provide the next 
of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days.Since I have been 
unsuccessful in locating his relatives for over several years now. I seek your consent to present 
you as the next of kin to the deceased so that he proceeds of this account valued at $16 million 
USD. can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money.55% to me and 40% to you,while 5% 
should be for expenses or tax as your government may require. 

I have all 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 his deal through. I guarantee that this will be 
executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect us from any breach of the law. 

Please get in touch with me by email to enable us discuss further. I want you to send to me on your 
return email with the following information to commence with the claim. 

1, Your full Name 
2, Your contact Address 
3, Your private phone and fax. 

I await your kind response, Please while you are interested and capable in handling this deal with 

Do get back to me 

Yours Faithfully. 

Barrister Samuel Smith (Esq).