This email with the subject "ATTENTION: PARTNERSHIP ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 27 Sep 2009 09:02:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ike fred"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
THIS INFORMATION IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE PERSON OR ENTITY TO WHICH IT IS ADDRESSED AND MAY CONTAIN CONFIDENTIAL AND/OR PRIVILEGED MATERIAL. ANY REVIEW, RETRANSMISSION, DISSEMINATION, OR OTHER USE OF OR TAKING OF ANY ACTION IN RELIANCE UPON THIS INFORMATION BY PERSONS OR ENTITIES OTHER THAN THE INTENDED RECIPIENT IS PROHIBITED. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS IN ERROR, PLEASE DELETE THE COPY. THANK YOU. TEMPLES CHAMBERS (ATTORNEY AT LAW) PLOT 2A PARKLANE AVENUE LAGOS. I am Barrister Ike Fred, a solicitor at law. I was the personal attorney to Craig, who used to work with shell development company (BP).Unfortunately, he died in the plane Crash of Union Transport Africaines Flight Boeing 727 in Cotonou , Benin republic on the December 25, 2003. You may learn more about the crash on visiting this website: <http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/> Before his death, my late client deposited in a Bank the sum of $15.5m in here in my country for himself, with the hope of transferring it to his country during his annual leave. Since his death I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his last name over the Internet, to locate a trustwordy foreigner who I can present as the next of kin to my late client to enable me repatriated the fund overseas.This is why I have contacted you. The bank has informed me that if the deposit is not claimed within a few working days, the said deposit will declared unserviceable by the Bank and forfeited to the federal government as the law governing abandoned deposit in my country stipulates. Hence, the bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the MONEY forfeited within the next few official working days. Since, I have been unsuccessful in my search; I have resolved to seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at (USD15.5M) can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money as follows; 60% will be for me, while 30% will be for you and 10% will be set aside for any expenses we might incur during the course of this transaction. Should this meet your utmost consideration, please give me your earliest reply through my email for further details. Please feel free to ask any question you consider necessary. My chambers will acquire all legal documents that can be used to back up claim. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of the law. The confidentiality in this transaction can not be overemphasized as I trust and believe that you will oblige us the security and attention it demands. Please treat this transaction with absolute confidentiality. Thank you very much. Best regards, Ike Fred (Esq)