A Scam Email with the Subject "GREETINGS, AS I WAIT YOUR RESPONSE??" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 30 Oct 2010 15:33:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "BARRISTER AUSTIN E. KANUKA"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
PLOT 10 OTEIGBA STREET
I am Barrister Austin E. Kanuka, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mr. Freeman Edward, who used to work with Shell Development Company in Nigeria on April 21st 2007, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a car accident along Port Harcourt express road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost there lives. Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy here to locate any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful.
After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to look for any body who will be willing to assist me in recovering the fund valued at US$10million left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank where this huge amount were deposited.
The said Bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next twenty one official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased hence we shall obtain all the legal documents to back you up in this claim from the court, so that this fund can be transferred into your account.
Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, I have already worked out a sharing formula, 40% for you, while 50% goes to me, and 10% has been mapped out for any expense that might be incurred in the course actualizing this claim and taxation which might be required by your government.
All I require from you is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Your are advice to send the following information such as your full name, address, Your cell phone numbers, and a scan copy of your identity so that i can proceed immediately.
With this information, i will write a letter of introduction to the board of the bank for final approval of the funds left behind by my client into your account as the next of kin.
If you are very much ready to proceed with me, then contact me via my alternative email:firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward hearing from you immediately.
Barrister Austin E. Kanuka (SAN)