A Scam Email with the Subject "READ THIS BUSINESS PROPOSAL CAREFULLY AND GET BACK TO ME ASAP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 13 Dec 2009 03:28:38 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Barrister Edward Godwin"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Private E-mail: email@example.com Dear Friend, I am Edward Godwin , Private attorney to Late Mr.Lech jain, a national of your country, who used to work as the Contractor with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Oil Company in Logos,Here in after shall be Referred to as my Client. On the 21st of April 2004, my Client, His wife and their three Children were involved in a car accident near Badagry express-road. All occupants of the vehicle Unfortunately lost their lives.Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives but all efforts was just in vain. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his Family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in Repatriating the money left behind by my Client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the African Development Bank.These huge deposits were lodged particularly, with the "African Development Bank Lagos" where the Deceased had an account valued at about $42Million dollars (Fourty Two Million United States Dollars). The Bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated. Since I have been unsuccessful in Locating the relatives for over five years. Now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have The same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at $42 Million dollars can be paid to you and then you and me can Share the money 60% to me and 40% to you.I will procure all Necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make .All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this Deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law, but you must also agree not to disclose or pass any information related to this business to any body for security reason and to avoid eye brow , And the way we are going to achieve this is I will need the following information from you Your Full Name: Your full Address: Your Age: Your Occupation and Position: Your Telephone, Mobile and Fax Number for Communication Purpose. You can call me at (+234)8038828069 I await your Call and reply ASAP Best Regards Barrister Edward Godwin.