This email with the subject "Your Cooperation" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:35:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Hector Diaz-Bastien Jr" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Diaz-Bastien & Truan Abogados
Paseo de la Castellana, 13
Madrid 28046, Spain
Accept my apology for sending you this sensitive information via email instead of a Post, it is due to the urgency of the information. I humbly crave your indulgence to read this mail with all understanding because this project is based on trust, confidentiality and sincerity. I am Mr. Hector Diaz-Bastien Jr, a solicitor and personal attorney to late Mr. Sokiuji Tsukimori, an expatriate consultant and contractor with Idemitsu Chemicals Europe PLC, a Japanese Oil servicing company in Spain. He died in the tsunami that ravaged Japan on the 11th Mar 2011 while on vacation there. My Client successfully executed a contract with Repsol, the Spanish Oil Giant (www.repsol.com/es_en) worth US$45M. A part-payment of US$30M was paid to my client, while the balance of US$15M is still unpaid before my client died in the tsunami disaster. However, every effort to locate the possible next of kin proved abortive. Until his sudden death, he was not married and was 54 years old.
NOW THE CRUX OF THIS LETTER is that Repsol is paying all Contractors that have successfully executed their contracts and my client is among those already paid. As his personal attorney, his bank (Banco Santander) has officially notified me and instructed me that since Mr. Tsukimori is late, that I should forward particulars of my client's next of kin within the next 10 working days so that he/she can be paid the outstanding US$15M already received from Repsol to my client's bank account, otherwise his payment would be diverted to the government treasury as unclaimed.
Since I have been unsuccessful in locating any of his relatives this past years, I decided to contact you for a deal so that we can work together to claim the fund and have it remitted into an account you will nominate as my client's next of kin. I do not want the fund to go to government treasury, since it will be easy for us to actualize this with your cooperation and my supervision. Although I know that a transaction of this magnitude might make anyone apprehensive, I would like to assure you that I am proposing this to you with every sense of responsibility and trust.
As a lawyer, I can assure you that all the necessary legal documents that will be used for this claim shall be procured. All I require from you is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this transaction will be executed under a Legitimate banking arrangement that will protect us from any breach of law. Upon successful conclusion of this project, the fund shall be shared thus: 40% for you, 55% will be for me and 5% is to reimburse any expenditure we may incur in the course of this transaction.
I await your urgent reply with your telephone number for me to call you for more details.
Mr. Hector Diaz-Bastien Jr.