This email with the subject "Compliments,reply my email" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 26 Mar 2006 12:09:42 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Michael Fisher" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE REPLY TO MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW.
Greetings to you.
I wish to accost you with a request that would be of immense benefit to both of us. Being a solicitor and an executor of wills, it is possible that we may be tempted to make fortune out of our client's situations, when we cannot help it, or left with no better option. The issue I am presenting to you is a case of my late client who willed a fortune to his next-of-kin. It was most unfortunate that he and his next-of-kin died on the same day in the tragic swissair flight 111,air crash in september 2,1998 off Nova Scotia,Canada. I am now faced with confusion of who to pass the fortune to.
Since his death in 1998,I have managed his account expecting his relatives to come forward to claim his money but all attempts to trace any of his relations over the years has been fruitless.
Further investigation revealed that my late client did not declare any of his relatives information in his official documents,including his bank deposit paperwork.
Added to this, professional ethics obligates us to act with extreme confidentiality when dealing with clients accounts of this type.
The Banking guideline stipulates that if such money remains unclaimed for maximum period of seven years,it will be forfeited to the government.
According to the English law, the fortune is supposed to be bequeathed to the government if such money remains unclaimed for maximum period of seven years. However, I don't belong to that school of thought which proposes that the fortune of unlucky people be given to the government.
Having made several futile attempts in locating any of my client's extended relatives for over the years and fully convinced that no one would turn up to execute the Letter of Administration to claim his funds, I thus seek your consent to present you as the next-of- kin to my late client
My purpose of contacting you is to seek your acting as the next-of-kin of the will, and lay claim the legacy of £6.38 million, which this unfortunate client of mine bequeathed to his next-of-kin. For now, I alone know about his will, as my client has great confidence in me.
Do not be bothered that you are not related in any way to my late client as I am in position to afix your name as the next-of-kin.
Everything will be left between you and I. The share would be 30% for you and 70% for me. I would want to take care of the needy and less privileged, as this is my primary objective. All I have to do is amend the will to make you the next-of-kin and beneficiary to the £6.38 million legacy.
Again, I feel that you may be apprehensive and consider this amount too big for you to defend. It does not matter, as there are documents to back it up. This is a legacy being passed on to a next-of-kin. As I am not very sure of getting your consent on this issue, I prefer not to divulge my full identity so as not to risk being disbarred. The English Bar considers it a breach of the oath of the English Bar. I need not emphasize to you that the sensitivity of this issue need not be toyed with by neglecting its
confidentiality. I therefore appeal to you not discuss this request with anybody, even if you decline my request.
Until I am sure of your consent and full cooperation, I would prefer that we maintain correspondence by email. At this point I want to assure you that your true consent, full cooperation and confidentiality are all that are required for us to take full advantage of this opportunity.
Kindly send your reply enclosing your Full Names,Contact Address and Private email address to my private email address (email@example.com) , for confidentiality.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Private Email: firstname.lastname@example.org