A Scam Email with the Subject "INHERITANCE FUNDS CLAIM!!/URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 20 Dec 2010 04:31:57 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Barr.Patrick Kelk."<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
ATTORNEY TO LATE MORRIS THOMPSON PLEASE ACT AS OF NEXT OF KIN. INHERITANCE FUNDS CLAIM!!/ Hello Dear, I am Patrick Kelk, Attorney to late Morris Thompson who unfortunately lost his life in the air crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on February 1st 2000, including his wife and only daughter may there soul rest in peace, Prior to his unexpected death in February 2000 he deposited the sum of USD$15.4M (Fifteen Million Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) with a bank here. Eventually, since after his death nobody has been able to come up for the claims of his fortune with the bank as the next-of-kin. I have monitored this situation closely with the bank for years. Having done so before and after my client's death and hence nobody has showed up as the next-of-kin. I want to crave your indulgence to seek and solicit for your consent to present you to the bank as the next-of-kin of my late client to enable us claim the funds legally. As his personal Attorney before his death I cannot make claims to the funds myself. The present government of the country has threatened to get the funds confiscated sooner than later, if no one comes forward for the claim. If this objective could be achieved with you as the case may be you will be rewarded with 40% of these funds as my partner who provides the necessary logistics while 40% will be for me and the remaining 20% will go to a charity organization of our choice. I shall visit you in any suitable country that would be conducive for the disbursement of the funds according to our agreed terms as indicated above. Furthermore, upon the receipt this letter, you read and understood it contents and ready to work with me, you should contact me via e-mail. All necessary arrangements for securing of all legal documentation through the various agencies have been outlined. I shall further discuss much in details when your positive response is acknowledged. Please in alternative you can contact me too with via my private email account which is email@example.com. INHERITANCE FUNDS CLAIM!!/URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED. Yours faithfully, Barr.Patrick Kelk.