This email with the subject "URGENT ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 28 May 2010 22:17:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was CHONG BIN DOHA <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Barrister Chong Bin Doha. Legal practitioner by profession. an expert in Probate research meeting the need to contact lost or unknown next of kin and inheritors wherever they may be. I operate nationally in Asia and internationally to trace missing assets and beneficiaries as well as obtaining certificate to prove vital events. Each year I inform hundred of people of entitlements, reuniting members of the public all over the world with unclaimed assets. If it was not for my expertise, these people would never know of their entitlement, let alone be able to prove a claim successfully. Frequently, most solicitors and the authorities do not have the time, money or expertise required to locate an entitled beneficiary. Using personal resources together with modern technology, our own in-house databases and expertise, we investigate ancestry and family histories, enabling us to identify and locate next of kin, often underwriting our own research. We will also trace a named beneficiary, whose whereabouts are unknown. We are also authorized by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to arrange suitable missing beneficiary indemnity insurance. It is my pleasure to bring to your knowledge that your name falls in as the supposed next of kin (Inheritor) of the sum of US$6,500,000. (Six Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) left behind by one of my late clients after his death in December 2003. After his untimely death I have made several contacts and research trying to locate his next of kin to claim the unclaimed inheritance but all my effort proved abortive. He died along with his wife and only daughter in a Plane Crash and left no next of kin behind. Based on my fruitless research and the latest notice I received from his bank treating to confiscate the unclaimed fund if nobody comes to claim the fund, I have deem it necessary to contact you and to present you as the supposed next of kin and beneficiary of the unclaimed inheritance to avoid loosing the money to the bank. You are very much qualified to claim the unclaimed fund because your name is closely related to the name of the deceased. You bear the same surname with the deceased which makes it much easier for you to claim the money without difficulties. As the private lawyer and Attorney of the deceased, I`m in possession of all the relevant information and documents that may be required for your successful claim of the money without difficulties or problems. I will work with you in every area and give you maximum support and assistance in claiming the fund. I will also act as your Attorney in all matters related to this claim. It may interest you to know that 50% of the inheritance shall be your share while 50% shall be for me. I will come over to your country to meet with you for the sharing of the money after the fund is transferred to your account by the bank. Rest assured that this transaction will be done legally in accordance with the law. This transaction is risk-free both now and in future. Your acceptance of this offer would be most appreciated. Please, reply with your name in full, Nationality and your private telephone numbers for further communication. Yours sincerely Barrister Chong Bin Doha.Esq. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org