This email with the subject "How Are You" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 20 Feb 2010 15:35:15 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
CHAMBERS OF TIMOTHY STRAKER Great Britain 4-5 GRAY'S INN SQUARE WC1R 5JP LONDON, LONDON Greetings My Dear I am Barrister Timothy Straker a legal practitioner in London. It is understandable for you to grow apprehensive reading from me today since there was no previous communication between us on the hereto contained subject matter. However, I humbly employ you to carefully read and give attention to matter hereunder contained. A deceased client of my Law firm had some fixed deposits valued $16.9m (Sixteen Million, Nine Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in a financial institution before his demise in 2004. Upon maturity legal responsibilities, the financial institution has requested that I present the Next of Kin/beneficiary to the deposit as failure will apply to confiscation of benefits and subsequently escheat of the deposit to the Government. Given my failure to locate any existing family members of the deceased knowing fully well that he died with his immediate family, I resolved to search for a good and trust worthy partner so I can present him/her to the financial institution as the beneficiary after procuring necessary legal documents that endow him legal rights to as the rightful beneficiary to the fund hence I have contacted you. I am of the settled conviction that using my position, working with you, that we will without strive secure the funds for our own mutual benefit. Please, kindly be informed that all procedure for which I have resolved to execute this transaction is legally applicable.Further, there absolutely will be no risk involved in the matter since the entire process will be attained legitimately and honorably in accordance with legal provisions. With my years of experience in legal field and my careful study on the matter, I can confidently assure you 100% (without risk) feasibility of the transaction. Needless to say, CONFIDENTIALITY is of vital importance if we are to successfully reap the immense benefits of this transaction. I have intentionally left out the details for now until I hear from you. I look forward to your swift response. Best regards Timothy Straker (Principal Attorney)