This email with the subject "Dearest" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 5 Aug 2004 20:26:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you hence both of you came from the same country, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by National Credit Bank Limited, bank where this huge deposit were lodged. Particularly, National Credit Bank Limited where the deceased had an account valued at about US$10.5 Million has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within six weeks. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over two years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$10.5 Million can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money. 70% to me, 25% to you and 5% for any expenses we might run into during this transaction. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me immediately as I do not have much time in my disposal. All our corespondent should be on this mail address:email@example.com Best Regards, Dr JOHN EDWARD