This email with the subject "Honesty and Trust" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 05 Oct 2010 19:53:50 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR. WILLIAM MOKOENA"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Honesty and Trust Dear Friend, Firstly, not to cause you embarrassment, I am Barrister MR. WILLIAM MOKOENA, a Solicitor at law and the personal attorney to named GERALD WELSH who died in an air crash along with his wife (CARYL WELSH) on the 31st October 1999 in an Egyptian airline Boeing 990 with other passengers on board. You can confirm this fact from the website which was aired by the BBC WORLD NEWS: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/502503.stm Since his death, none of his relations or persons have come forward to lay claims to his funds as next-of-kin, and on my own I have made concerted effort to locate any of his relatives but all prove abortive, which makes me to believe that maybe nobody of his knows that he was operating this foreign account with and Insurance broking firm here in Europe. Based on the ethics and policies of the Deposit holding firm, this fund will be declared unclaimed funds and taken to the treasury of the bank as capital base of the bank, because already the account has been tagged dormant because it has exceeded the normal functional number of years. In spite of the above please do bear in mind that l have made several enquiries with his country's embassies to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you with this business partnership proposal. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating a huge amount of money left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Finance/Security Company where this huge deposit was lodged. The deceased had a deposit valued presently at $11million (Eleven Million United State Dollars) and the Company has issued me a notice to provide his next of kin or Beneficiary by will otherwise have the account confiscated within the next sixty official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 3years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin / Will Beneficiary to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at $11 Million US dollars can be paid to you. This will be disbursed or shared in these percentages, 60% to me and 40% to you. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest Co-operation, Confidentiality and Trust to enable us sees this transaction through. I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. And please provide me the following: This is to enable me commence immediate preparation of all legal documents that will back up our claim. 1. Full Name: 2. Your Telephone Number and Fax Number 3. Your Contact Address. Your urgent response will be highly anticipated and appreciated. Best regards, Mr William Mokoena Esq. Law Society of the Northern Provinces, Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria, South Africa. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org