This email with the subject "DEAR SIR CAN YOUR HELP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 29 Jul 2011 06:36:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "sanni ahmed" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
SANNIAHMED & CO.CHAMBERS, L.L.B.L.L.M B.L LEGAL PRACTITIONERS, SOLICITORS AND CONSULTANTS, PLOT 121, Olusegun Obasanjo Road Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria Dear Friend, I am writing from lagos, nigeria. I am Barrister Sanni Ahmed, an English speaking nigeria Solicitor and Financial Attorney/Consultant. I was moved to contact you based on the present condition of things here. There is a foreigner who registered with my Legal firm as his personal Attorney and he was a Oil Consultant/contractor as well as a one time secret agent in exporting oil & Gas to overseas for our former Ministers. My client was also a Diamond/Gold Merchant. So, on 2nd June 2006 my client, Mr.Ramprasad Sharma, made a Fixed deposit for US$12,000,000.00(twelve Million, US Dollars Only) with a Bank here in nigeria, with standing statement/agreement with the bank that all correspondences in respect to the fixed deposit contract must be sent to him through my humble chambers. Upon maturity, the routine notification was sent to me, which I dispatched to his forwarding address as usual without a reply. After a week, I sent a reminder which I received from the bank without any reply again. Finally, I discovered from my client's contract employee here in nigeria that he died with his entire family among many others on Air India Express plane that crash in Mangalore on Saturday 22nd May, 2010 which leaves nearly 160 dead. Feel free and view this site http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/10141297.stm. He died without making any WILL and all attempts to trace any of his relatives was fruitless. I also discovered that he did not declare any next kin or relations in all his official documents, including his fixed deposit contract with the bank. Hence I seek your consent to present you to this bank as the next of kin before they will confiscate or declare the fund unserviceable based on the official letter I just received from his bankers reminding me that NIGERIA LAW states that the money will be reverted to the ownership of the NIGERIA Government if I do not confirm the next of kin to claim the fund. The said bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next fourteen working days. For the fact that I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives till now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the Deceased so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to my deceased client since you are from the same country with him so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not go into the hands of some corrupt Government Officials. Note that this transaction is simple and risk free because I will provide expert legal services that will guarantee the successful execution of this deal. If you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible with your full name and address, receiving bank account coordinates and mobile telephone number via Email: email@example.com. Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall discuss the sharing ration and modalities of the transfer. I have all necessary information and legal strengths required to back you up for this claim. All I needed from you is your consent and honest cooperation to enables us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. I shall provide you with more details and how we shall proceed with the claims. Further discussion will commence when I hear from you but do not forget the absolute confidentiality and mutual trust required in this transaction. I expect you to observe utmost confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction would be profitable for both of us. Thanks as I await for your reply. Best Regards, Hon.Barrister Sanni Ahmed (Esq.)