A Scam Email with the Subject "A LIFE TIME OPPORUNITY OF $7.8MILLION." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 29 Jun 2007 21:23:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "lawrence Okoro" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF: LAWRENCE OKORO
CHAMBERS & ASSOCIATES
NO 33 WEMA BANK ROAD ALABA INTERNATIONAL MRT
Private Email Address ( email@example.com )
I sincerely apologize for intruding into your privacy especially by
contacting you through this means for a business transaction of this
magnitude, but due to its seriousness and urgency it therefore became
necessary for me to seek your assistance.
I am Barr. Lawrence Okoro the personal lawyer to Late Mr. Mark, a
who worked with an Oil Servicing Company in the oil rich Niger Delta
of Bayelsa State, I am contacting you concerning my late client and an
investment he made. I would respectfully request that you keep the
contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the
information you come by as a result of this mail. I contacted you
independently and no one should be informed of this communication. I
like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of
interest to you.
This is a genuine transaction and is 100% risk free. All I'm demanding
from you is your honest co-operation to enable us achieve our goal, and
not a perfidious person. On the 6th of May, 2005 it was reported to us
that my Client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a
Local Plane Crash at Kano State, enroot Abuja (The Capital City) all
occupants in the Plane lost their lives, unfortunately on this same flight were
other dignitaries like the Sports Minister and a host of others
Meanwhile, until his death, my late client had a Fixed Deposit Account
USD $7.8 Million deposited in a Bank Here ( Guaranty Trust Bank Plc ) here.
Recently, I received an ultimatum from the Bank asking me to provide my
late client's relative so that the money would be given to them. But
unfortunately it was discovered that my late client did not declare any
identifiable family member in all the official documents he tendered to
the Bank while opening the account.
Therefore, this development leaves me as the only person with the full
picture of what the prevailing situation is in relation to the deposit
my late client made and who is entitled to be the Bona Fide
Beneficiary/Next of Kin or relative because he died intestate. Therefore, if I fail to
locate any of his relatives or his next of kin (and have this money
transferred to them) the Bank will at the expiration of the 6 weeks
ultimatum given to me confiscate the account.
According to the ultimatum issued to me by the Bank, if I fail to
present to them my late client's relative, with a legitimate statement of claim
for the money before the given time they will confiscate the account
and the money declared 'UNCLAIMED BALANCE'. This will result in the money
being taken over by the Bank. This will not happen if I have my way.
Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives of my late
client all these while, my proposal, therefore, is to present you as the next
of kin/relative of my client due to the fact that you are a foreigner and
can easily pass as a possible relative of my client. I know you will be
wondering how possible this could be but I assure you that this is
I therefore seek your consent to present you as the Next Of Kin to my
client so that the money he deposited with the (Guaranty Trust Bank Plc) would be
paid to you and there after you and I will share the money 60% for you
and I will be taking 40%. I assure you that the deposit would be released
you within a few days because I have all the relevant information that
would facilitate that will be required on Documentation.
Firstly, I will like you to provide immediately the following
Your full names
With this information I will prepare the necessary documents and
affidavit that will put you in place as the next of kin. After we have
successfully satisfied the requirements of the bank the money totaling USD $7.8
Million would be paid into your account for you to take 60% and I will
taking 40%. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see
There is no risk at all because everything would be done legally and my
position as a qualified attorney will facilitate everything. Secondly,
I will give you all the necessary documents that would serve as evidence
proving that you are the Next of Kin/ Relative of my late client. These
documents will legally confer on you the status to act as the
Beneficiary of the Estate of my late client.
What I related to you might smack of unethical practice but I want you
to understand that this is a once in life time opportunity capable of
turning around our situation. The truth is that this money would not be taken
by the government but by some greedy Bank Officials and I would not fold
my arms and watch this happen hence my decision to contact you.
If you are interested in doing this transaction with me kindly send
reply to this email address: (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Thank you as I await your positive response
Barrister. LAWRENCE OKORO