This email with the subject "Please Read This....." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 22 Dec 2010 10:06:52 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Solomon Allens"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, Good morning, I know my letter will come to you as a surprise based on we don’t know each other before, but first of all let me introduce my self to you. I am Barrister Solomon Allen Registered attorney in England. I have confidential business proposal I want to do with you. I got your contact from international brochure and I decided to contact you based on you bear the same surname with my client an oil merchant residing in Iraq. He moved this money from Iraq to United Kingdom for investment purposes and went back to Iraq to bring his entire family to London but he died in a bomb blast with his entire family on 8 July 2010. Click on this page below to read more about the bomb blast http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm My client deposited the sum of $12, 000, 000, 00 US Dollars (Twelve million Pounds) in a bank here in London before he died. Of which I have all the documents with me here in our law firm, I am seeking for your permission to present you to the bank as a relation to the deceased since you bear the same surname with him and I am his attorney here in London You can easily make this deal with me since no body else knows about this deposit except me because he died few weeks after the deposit was made. I have tried to search for any member of his family but could not get to any one and the bank management can not release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in the banking guideline but unfortunately he died alongside with his wife and two children at the bomb blast leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this that I decided to make this business proposal to you so that you will apply as a relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody knows about this deposit and I don’t want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed funds or declared to the government of England which they will confiscate it. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that he was a foreigner, and it will be better for you to stand as a relation to him since you bear the same surname with him. I am the only one that knows about this transaction, I agree that 30% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign relation, while 50% will be for me. Then the remaining 20% will be used for charity to help the less privilege. There after I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of these funds to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased indicating your application for the withdrawal of these funds to your nominated bank account before applying I will give you the necessary information’s you will need to know about the deceased deposit. When responding I need your private telephone and fax numbers for easy and effective communication. Upon receipt of your reply, I will proceed to the probate to secure an affidavit on your behalf and every order documents required. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is a hitch free and you should not entertain any atom of fear based on I am his attorney here in England Trusting to hear from you immediately you should reach me by email Best regards Barrister Solomon Allen