This email with the subject "Business Trustee Needed 1:7:2009" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 01 Jul 2009 02:27:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Joseph Clarke" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
88, Woolworth Rd SE1 7AA, London England +447035901690 01/07/2009 Dear Sir/Madam, This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am Michael John Cambridge, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to late Mr. Robert Mark Woodall, hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country and later died in a car crash with his immediate family in east London on the 5th of November 2000. My late client a former Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling (£9.8million pounds) with a Finance Company. After the death of my client, the Finance Firm contacted me, as his attorney to provide his next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is their policy in such circumstances. 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. I had to inform the Finance Company about my fruitless effort in locating my late client's close relative or his next of kin. The Board of Directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the approved period. I have reasoned very professionally and I can use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and after going through your profile on the internet, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the "trustee" as my late client's family member so as to enable you put up a claim to the Finance Company in that capacity as a next of kin of my client. My conditions: 1. The sum of £9.8million pounds only will be released to you after the processing of all relevant legal documents with your name as the beneficiary. 2. This deal must be kept secret forever, and all correspondence will be strictly by email telephone, for security purposes. 3. There should be no third parties as most problems associated with this kind of claims are usually caused by agents or representative. I sympathize the death of my client but I think it is unprofitable for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some financial institution. My aim is to retrieve this fund and then both of us can share the money 50% to me and 50% to you. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your notice that 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 transaction. Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in touch with me for better confidentiality and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction. My contact number is +447035901690 If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you. Thanks for your understanding. Regards, Joseph Clark (Esq.)