This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 11 Feb 2009 07:12:26 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "From Desk of: Barrister John Maduako"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE OFFICE OF BARRISTER JOHN MADUAKO. LAW CHAMMBER, 12 Abiodun Crecent Ikoyi Lagos Nigeria.West Africa eMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dear Friend, Good day, I am sorry for the embarrassment this mail may cause you, as we have not met before. I am Barrister John Maduako, a solicitor at law; I am the personal attorney to Engineer Garry Millan a national of your country, who used to work with Shell Development Company in Nigeria, hereinafter referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2005, my client, his wife and their children were involved in a car accident along Kano-Sokoto express Road while arriving from Easter Holiday to Warri Delta State. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your Embassy to locate any of my client's extended relatives but this has proved unsuccessful.I came across your name and contact, while I was searching for Late Engineer Garry Millan's relations. Since my search was unsuccessful, I decided to contact you for this project. I am contacting you to assist me in repatriating the money and properties left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Finance House and bank where these funds were deposited. Particularly, the finance house where the deceased deposited as family treasure, a consignment valued USD18.5 Million, last year issued me a 12 months notice to provide the Next of Kin or have the fund consignment confiscated, and this ultimatum expires by next month. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over two years now, I your consent to present you as the Next of Kin so thatthe proceed of this deposit valued at USD18.5 Million can be released to you and then you and I can share the money, 40% for me 40% for you, and the remaining 20% will be for expenses and tax. He made on the money in one of the Oil deals he had with our Oil Ministers. I also can procure all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we are to make. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this business through. I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect the both parties from any breach of the law. As we proceed you will begin to realize that it is risk free and confidential. I have to instruct you on what to do at every time to avoid mistake from your side. Send this information to me Immediately for application/introduction letter to the bank on your behalf as the next of kin. Your Full Names Your Postal/mailing address Your Telephone and Fax Number Age/Sex/Occupation Marital Status Your ID (Driver's License or Working id or International Passport copy) Get in touch with me through my email address or the alternative email, email@example.com without any delay. Sincerely yours, Barr John Maduako.