A Scam Email with the Subject "I am here to Locate Your relatives and seeking your consent ASAP!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 24 May 2010 09:49:39 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Barrister Hassan"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Barrister Hassan, a Lawyer by profession. I am the personal attorney to Andrew, who worked for the Chevron Oil Exploration Company, herein after shall be referred to as my client. My client, his wife and their three children are victims of the Boeing 727 Beirut-bound charter Jet which crashed on takeoff on December 26th 2003. Since then I have made several enquiries to his embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives. This has proved unsuccessful. I came to know about you through an enquiry I was making in the internet, and came across your profile hence I contact you, since you share the similar last name with my late client in order to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank. Particularly, the Finance Company where the deceased had an account valued at US$24 Million Dollars, has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next 21 official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives 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 US$24 Million Dollars can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money. Also note that I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this business through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law or any legal plight. The money will be shared in this ratio: 50% for me, 45% for you and 5% for any arising contingencies during the course of this transaction. Please get in touch with on my private email: email@example.com And please indicate:Your full name, your age, your occupation, your address, your contact telephone and fax numbers respectively. Upon receipt of these details, I will prepare a Letter of Introduction in your favor and send to the Bank where my client had the account for their payment endorsement and I will as well send you a copy for your record. I count on your anticipated co-operation. Best regards, Barrister Hassan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org