This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 20 Nov 2010 14:33:38 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr Frank"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is Mr Frank John, a personal attorney to my late client, who worked as an independent oil merchant in my country London before he died in a car crash with his immediate family on the 5th of Nov, 2007.
Since the death of my client in Nov, 2007, I have written several letters to his embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal fund in a Bank.
However, going by the recent publications by the Trustee bank in which my client deposited the sum of 70 Million. I fear a likely winding up proceedings in the coming months. I seek your consent therefore, to present you to the Bank as my client's next of kin since you bear a similar last name with him so that you can help repatriates the money to a foreign account and I promise a fair share of 60%-40% in my favor for you at the end of the transfer.
To proceed in this transaction, I would want you to furnish me with your details, such as full names, address, and telephone and fax number for easy communication and your occupation. As soon as I receive this information, I will immediately file in an application on your behalf to the bank where this fund is deposited, presenting you as the authorized next of kin to my late client. Once that is done, the bank will be contacting you for notification, and do not hesitate to let me for more directives concerning this transaction to avoid making any mistakes.
I wait your details information,
Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Give me your detail reply at your earliest convenience to file in an application to the bank.
Mr. Frank John