This email with the subject "Please reply as soon as possible" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 06 May 2009 11:05:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "BARR JOSE MIGUEL"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Barrister Jose Miguel No: 12 Maiquez, 28009, Madrid, Spain Tel: +34 627 784 263 4th April, 2009 Dearest in mind, This is a personal email directed to you and i request that it be treated as such. I am Barrister Jose Miguel, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to an independent oil magnate in my country and who died along with his entire family in July 2000 in a plane crash. For more information about the crash you can visit this site: (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm). Since the death of my client in July, 2000, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. Moreover, I have received official letters in the last few weeks suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws by the bank in which my client deposited the sum of 7.5 million Euros. On this note, i decided to search for a credible person and finding that you are a foreigner, i was urged to contact you, that i may, with your consent, present you to the bank as my late client's surviving family member so as to enable you put up a claim to the bank as a next of kin to my late client. I find this possible for the reasons that you are a foreigner making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity. I propose that 40% of the net sum will accrue to you at the conclusion of this deal. Therefore, to facilitate the immediate transfer of this fund, you need, first to contact me via email signifying your interest and as soon as i obtain your confidence, i will immediately appraise you with the complete details with which you are to proceed and i shall direct you on how to put up an application to the bank. However, you will have to assent to an express agreement which i will forward to you in order to bind us in this transaction. Upon the receipt of your reply, i will direct you on the next step. This proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer. Like i said, i require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Send your reply to (email@example.com) Please, if this mail is contrary to your moral belief, I will suggest you delete it and keep it between you and me. Thanks. Best Regards, Jose Miguel (ESQ).