This email with the subject "ATTENTION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 21 May 2010 13:45:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Barr. Zain Ahmad" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
ZAIN AHMAD & ASSOCIATES 20TH MAY 2010 Good day my dear friend, This is a law firm and I am an attorney at law under this firm. My interest in you lies in the fact that you share the same last name with one of my deceased client, I therefore seek your consent to present you as the heir/heiress or the beneficiary of my late client's estate, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed-upon percentage. This office as legal representatives of the deceased was issued 6 months ago with a notice to contact heir/heiress, or the account will be confiscated. I advertised this issue but no one has turned up for this period prompting me to write this letter to you as a last resort to avoid the money from being taken by the state. Based on your last name I am contacting you to assist in distributing the money and other assets left behind by my client of which the other assets will be revealed at a later date once this money is successfully transfer. The transfer has to be done before everything is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this deposit valued at US8.7 million dollars is lodged. Note that it is not compulsory that the heir must be a blood relation to the deceased, and no DNA TEST will be conducted .An heir could be anybody, Friends, Church, School or Organization etc. If you agree to work with me and we keep this matter confidential then kindly send your details so that we begin the process and I let you in on more details. Kind Sincerely ZAIN AHMAD (ESQ) MALAYSIA