This email with the subject "Dear friend !!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 13 Aug 2009 07:51:52 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Barr.Smith Butego"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, Firstly,i apologise for intruding into your privacy, do kindly permit me to introduce myself. I am Barr.Smith Butego personal attorney to late Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Ghana-West Africa, Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu, who died on September 24th,2008 in South Africa after a short illness.And i leave and practice in Lome Togo-West Africa. Before his sudden death,he banked a total sum $25,000.000.00USD with a bank in Togo.Said fund was deposited without naming any beneficiary,and nobody else knows about this deposit,but me as someone he trusted.This means that the fund can be claimed by anybody provided such person is furnished with relavant information about the deposit. I have all the legal details of the deceased client that will facilitate putting you forward as the authorised next of kin/beneficiary of the funds and ultimate transfer of the Inheritance to you. I am writing you because since am a public servant, i cannot operate a foreign account,whence i am contacting you for this claim.Contact me via email for any clarifications. You must maintain a great deal of confidentiality towards this endeavour.I await your urgent response. If you are interested,pls contact me via my personal email(email@example.com).If not pls disregard this message and do not contact me. Sincerely yours, Barr.Smith Butego N/B: You can read about my late client through GOOGLE (Baah Wiredu's funeral)