This email with the subject "From Barrister Mathew James." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:10:51 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mathew Jame"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Barrister Mathew James, I am the personal attorney to Late Engr.James Cook, Who is a national of your country.He died on the 7th of July 2010 in a motor accident here in London three years ago.On July 7th, 2010,an Oil consultant with the British Petroleum Corporation,made a numbered time(Fixed)Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$25,000,000.00 (Twenty five Million,united states dollars)After these several unsuccessful attempts,I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet,to locate any member of his family but of no avail,hence I contacted you. I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where my client lodged these huge deposits.Particularly,the bank where the deceased had an account valued at about US$25,000,000.00 (Twenty five Million,united states dollars)Consequently, the bank issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have his account confiscated within a short time.Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over some years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you share the same Name so that the processing of the account valued at US$25,000,000.00 can be paid to you for both of us to share the funds; 55%me and 45% to you, while 5% should be for expenses or tax as your government may require. With your Cooperation and assistance I will secure all necessary legal documents that can be used to backup the claim in your favour All I require is your honest/Sincere 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 through my private email,to enable us discuss further and thanks for your understanding with my proposal. Your Mobile Telephone and Fax, your full name, your contact address, your Age, Occupation and Sex to this email box firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for your kind cooperation Attorney Mathew Jame