A Scam Email with the Subject "Mail From Dave!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 27 May 2010 08:50:51 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "DAVID WALKER"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I will like to seek your help in a business proposal , which although is sensitive by nature and not what I should discuss with someone I don't know and have not met using a medium such as this but I do not have a choice . I am Mr. David Walker personal attorney to late Dr. Edward, who died of a cardiac arrest a few years ago leaving behind a large sum of money with a commercial bank in the Island of Seychelles which is a tax free zone, a place where plenty of rich people tend to hide away funds not ready to be used or invested. I will not mention the amount of money which runs into several millions in United States Dollars and name of bank presently until we have agreed to deal. I trust you will understand the need for such precautions. So far, valuable efforts has been made to get to his people but to no avail, as he had no known relatives more because he left his next of kin column in his account opening forms blank and he has no known relative. Due to this development the bank has come forward to ask us as his personal attorneys to bring forward a close relative to claim the funds otherwise as the Seychelles national laws would have it, any dormant account for five years will be declared unclaimed and then paid into the government purse. To avert this negative development my colleagues and I have decided to look for a reputable person to act as the next of kin to late Dr. Edward so that the funds could be processed and released into his account, which is where you come in. My law firm will also act as your personal attorneys since we will be portraying you as being directly related to our late client being from the same country. All legal documents to aid your claim for this fund and to prove your relationship with the deceased will be provided by us. Your help will be appreciated with 30% of the total sum which I would disclose in my next email. Please accept my apologies, keep my confidence and disregard this letter if you do not appreciate this proposition I have offered you. I wait anxiously for your response. Yours Faithfully, David Walker