This email with the subject "NEEDFUL PARTNER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 23 Jan 2010 01:00:34 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Abu Dawa <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
NEEDFUL PARTNER Attn: The Managing Director; My name is ABU DAWA, a principal partner at Smith Attorneys. The reason why am contacting you is because I had a late client from your country who died in vehicle accident with the wife last three years. Actually before his death, I escorted him to London on a business. While on the trip we visited his only sister there in London. Am writing to you because my late client had deposited some amount of money in a Security Company before his death, the content of the consignment containing the fund was falsely declared as family valuables for security and economic reasons. The total money he deposited is USD$8.5.Million The need for contacting you is that after all effort to locate his only sister in London failed and in order not to allow the money to be forfeited for nothing, I have contacted the company where the fund is kept and requested for the proceed of releasing or shipping the money to my client next of kin to a closer destination where you and I can meet and receive the fund. The Security Company have agreed to make the shipment but are requesting for the relatives particulars and address to enable them authorize the change of ownership before making shipment or releasing the consignment. Am writing to know if you can be able to assist me in this transaction, we will share the money 35% for you, 60% for me and 5% will be used to offset expenses incurred on this process. The deceased was staying in Burkina faso with the family, I have all the documents to back up the claim, including the deceased death certificate issued in burkina faso by the Department of Home Affairs. Am ready to meet you at a preferred closer destination as soon as possible to receive the money. YOUR INFORMATIONS NEEDED BELOW. Name..... Age ..... Country..... Occupation.... Cell phone no Looking forward to your urgent mail reply Best Regards, ABU DAWA