This email with the subject "DESK OF JOE CHANG" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 02 Oct 2010 01:25:03 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Barrister Joe Chang" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
DESK OF JOE CHANG Chang & Associate Chambers No.34, Leboh pasar 20130 kuala lumpur Malaysia Email (email@example.com) Dear Sir/Madam I am Barrister Joe Chang, personal attorney to Mr Francois Bonyachai, an expatriate who was resident here in Malaysia. On the 2nd of January 2005, I received a call that my client had died in the Tsunami Disaster with his wife and two kids while on vacation at Phuket Island of Thailand. Since then I have made several inquiries to locate any of my client's extended relatives. This has proved unsuccessful. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this deposit is lodged. Particularly, the bank where the deceased had an account valued at US$6,500,000.00 (Six Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). The bank has issued me a notice to provide the next-of-kin or have the account confiscated as Unclaimed Dividends. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the biological relatives of my late client, I hereby seek your consent to present you to the bank as next-of-kin of the deceased since you are a foreigner, so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$6.5M can be transferred to you as inheritance and thereafter, you and me can share the money; 50% to me and 45% to you, while 5% will be donated to the Tsunami Disaster Charity Fund. I have important legal documents that will be used to substantiate our inheritance claims. All I require is your consent and honest co-operation to enable us see the deal through. Furthermore, I guarantee that the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. If you are interested in this transaction, kindly furnish me with your info. 1.full name, 2.address, 3.cell number 4.sex 5.age 6.occupation 7.telephone and fax numbers 8 Email address To enable us commence all the legal documents immediately. Please forward your reply to this email: (firstname.lastname@example.org) Thank you. Yours faithfully, Barrister Joe Chang.