This email with the subject "DEAR FRIEND !!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:52:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Oscar G Martin <>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Email Owner, This letter is not intended to cause any embarrassment in whatever form, rather it is intended to contact your esteemed self, following the knowledge of your high repute and trustworthiness. Firstly, I must solicit your confidentiality. I know that a proposal of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that it is made in good faith and will be of mutual benefit. My name is Barrister Oscar G Martin, an Attorney at Law in Madrid-Spain. I am writing to notify you of the TESTAMENT of our late client Mr. Peace, American who unfortunately lost his life in the Madrid Bomb Blast on March 11, 2004, this can be verified on CNN and BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3500452.stm The deceased was a prominent business man who travelled to Spain on business survey/holiday with his wife and their only daughter when they met their tragic death. My client before his death made a deposit of Seven Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euro (€7,500,000.00 €) in Madrid, Spain in his effort to set up a business empire in Europe. However, I was mandated by our team of professionals to search for the relatives of the deceased regarding his deposit as the holding financial institution wants him to come forward for the endorsement of the reinvestment documents, but couldn't find any related family of him and also I have written several letters to the embassy with an intent to locate any of his extended relatives who shall be beneficiaries of his abandoned fund and all such efforts have been to no avail. So while I was browsing through the internet I found your surname which matches exactly with Late Mr. Peace, So I decided to contact you, so as we can execute this business deal together. This is because the Finance & Security Company where the funds was deposited has issued a notice to me, unequivocally instructing me to produce the Next of Kin/Beneficiary to the said account within the next ten official working days, or have the account confiscated. This transaction is very confidential as I can re-draft his LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT to bear your last name (surname) as the TRUSTEE & EXECUTOR. This transaction shall be executed under legitimate and legal procedures that will protect you from any breach of the Law. Kindly revert back to me on how to release the said inheritance sum, procedure and legality of this claim via my email address: email@example.com Best Regards, Barrister Oscar G Martin Attorney At Law firstname.lastname@example.org