This email with the subject "NEXT OF KIN/CLAIMS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 14 Apr 2006 10:56:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was paul okoue <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Mr.Paul Okoue, the personal financial consultant to Mr Gregory Barrow,a national of your country, who used to work with the Nigerian Petroleum Trust Fund,(PTF),as an expartriate staff,here in Nigeria. He was our valued Customer.On the 4th May 2002, my client, his wife And their only child were involved in the plane crash here in Nigeria with EAS Airlines (Executive Airline Services) flight,EAS 4226, Registration: 5N-ESF,with our then sports minister Mr Mark Ishaya Aku. Since then I have made several attempts to locate any of his extended relatives but this has also proved unsuccessful.After those several unsuccessful attempts to locate any member of his family, I decided to contact you on this subject matter so that I can present you as the bonafide next of kin to the said account. NOTE: Your business status does not matter in this transaction,What matters is your ability to assist in repartrating the fund left behind by my client before they get confisicated or declared unserviceable by the Finance Company where this huge sum is lodged. Particularly,the Pacific Finance and Investment Company where the deceased had a deposit whose total value including accrued interest is about US$12.5Million (Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars Only).As his finance consultant in the same company,I have been mandated to provide the next of kin or have the fund confisicated within few weeks.Since I have no clue of any of his next of kin/relatives,and has tried unsuccesfully to locate them for some months now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased as if it is an inheritance left behind by him for you as his next of kin so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$12.5Million(Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars Only) will be paid to you as an inheritance, and then you and I will share the fund after you receive it in your account. I have the ability to negotiate for the release of the Death Certificate of the deceased, which shall serve as one of the legal documents that can be used to back-up the transaction.If you can handle this transaction for our joint benefit, please get back to me on as soon as possible,so that I can give you more details on this matter.What is required now is to register/authenticate you as the bonafide next of kin to the fund. 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.We will discuss the sharing ratio when you respond.I look forward to hearing from you soon. Best Regards. Mr.Paul Okoue