This email with the subject "Dear Sir / Madam" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 12 Oct 2007 23:19:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mercy Walkings" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir / Madam Before I start, I must first apologize for this unsolicited mail to you. I am aware this is certainly an unconventional approach to start a relationship. Also I know you probably receive junk mails on a daily basis, flying randomly on the internet but certainly, this is not one of them as I believe you will realize the need for my actions as time goes on. My name is Barrister Brad Willis, I received a letter from a bank here requesting for the next of kin to my deceased client. The Letter stated that he made fixed deposit of some amount of money last two years before his death. The bank is aware of his death, though he was not married, neither did he leave a "WILL" nor Specified next of kin, the bank is anticipating The Next of kin to come along for claims. As it is, no one can put up claims except someone referred from my office. All efforts to get his family relatives have been abortive. I solicit that you allow me introduce you as his relative based on the fact that you will not disappoint me. He was aged 56. He lived and worked here as a foreigner and requested to be buried here. Kindly let me know if you are interested so that I can give you further details and certain other documents to enable you contact the bank for release of the funds to you. I have spoken with the bank manager on this matter extensively and he is waiting for your introduction to the bank according to his directives. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this dealt through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law and will brief you on the details upon your response. Furthermore, in your response include 1: your telephone number for easy and official conversation. 2: Your age 3: mailing address 4: sex as well as your occupation please if you are interested in this transaction kindly get back to me via any of the email addresses listed below for more details. Yours Truly, Barrister Brad Willis Email: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org