This email with the subject "its urgent" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 02 Nov 2010 18:23:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "richard boateng"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam Before I proceed, I must first apologize for this unsolicited letter to you. I am aware that this is certainly not a conventional way of approach to establish a relationship of trust, but I do have limited choice. My name is Barrister Richards Boateng (ESQ) a Solicitor working with GBA (Ghana Bar Association) with address: Block 7,Road 32, Airport residential Area, Accra Ghana. My Client, Late Allen S Wong from USA, a business mogul who is a consultant to Ghana petroleum Company,lived in Ghana for many years, my client, his wife and their one child were involved in an automobile accident in the Volta region Here in Ghana. Before his death, he has a deposit of $8.5M (EIGHT MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS) in a well known bank here in Ghana. The bank has mandated me to present the heir/next of kin for claims, before the money gets confiscated or reverts as unclaimed fund. So I decided to search for any of my late client's relative which has been very difficult for me, as he did not declare any other person, address, partner or relatives in the official paper works of his deposit. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to my client, with my position as his lawyer, I will now appoint and recognize you as the heir. I will obtain every relevant document from the probate to make your claim legal. Note that this process is not risky in any manner and it is completely legal but might not be justified morally. He was my private client, I will not like you to involve any third party in this transaction, just me and you .Besides I am doing this on my own personal capacity and do not wish to bring my office into it. Once the fund is released to you, I am proposing 40% of the total sum to you for your involvement, why i would retain 60% for myself. Note that when the whole documents are ready, it would be your responsibility to approach the bank and make application for the release and transfer of the funds. If this proposal does offend your moral values please pardon me. Please be kind to get back to me if you are not interested so that I can further my search for another partner. Best Regards Richards Boateng (ESQ)