This email with the subject "Estate of my client" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 14 Dec 2010 08:09:22 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Christian Brown <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
BARRISTER CHRIS BROWN
PLOT 815, RUE 11, COTONOU,
Estate of my client
I am highly esteemed to write you this proposal; I am Christian Brown a solicitor and personal attorney to the above client of mine, An Engineer with SONACOP. He died a few years ago and left me the responsibility of locating and transferring $13.4million he left for his only son. Since then I have made several inquiries to locate his son only to realize that his son died of drug abuse 2 years ago.
The bank has issued me with a notice as the attorney to the deceased to provide the next of kin or the account will be suspended indefinitely within the next 21 official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating any of the deceased's heirs over the years, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased.
As the personal attorney to my late client, I have decided to contact you to assist in transferring the money left behind by my client to your bank account before they will be confiscated or declared unserviceable by his bankers. I have all the necessary legal documents that will be used to back up the claim. All I require from you is your honest co-operation to enable us see this arrangement through. I guarantee that this arrangement will be executed under a legitimate banking procedure and the provision of the laws concerning inheritance fund will be strictly adhered to, this will protect you from any breach of the law. You can get back to me with your opinion through this email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that I will inform you on what next to do.