This email with the subject "MUTUAL TRUST" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 25 Jul 2009 08:50:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Barrister Musa Amir" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Compliment of the season. I am Barrister Musa Amir, a Senior Advocate in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia . I got your contact at a time I needed it most and I decided to contact you and hoping that you could co-operate with me in this proposition. One of my clients died sometime in March 2005 and since then all effort to locate a beneficiary failed, I am contacting you because you have the same surname as my deceased client and I felt that you could help me claim the fund that were left in his bank account. This fund will be declared un-serviceable by the bank after a certain period of time, as there are no indicated next of kin or beneficiary of the fund in the bank account. There is no other living relative; actually my client was born by two migrant workers that came to Malaysia a long time ago. The total amount of cash in the bank account of my deceased client is about USD$7,500,000 (Seven Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars). The bank had issued me a notification to contact the next of kin of my deceased client to either re activate the account or make claim of the fund. My proposition to you is to seek your consent, and to present your kind self as the next-of-kin and the beneficiary of my deceased client funds in the bank, since you have the same surname with him. This means that the proceeds would be paid to you as his next of kin and the legitimate beneficiary. When the proceeds in his bank account are paid to you, we would share the proceeds on a mutually agreed-upon percentage of 60% to me and 40% to you. I will provide all the legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin and I also want to assure you that there is no risk involved in achieving this. The most important thing I would need is your honest cooperation to this proposition. This would be done under a legitimate arrangement that would protect you from any breach of the law. If this business proposition offends your moral and ethical values, do accept my sincere apology.For our confidential reasons,Please reply through my private email: email@example.com Regards, Musa Amir.