This email with the subject "MESSAGE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 02 Jun 2006 07:48:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "BARR JOHNSON FEMI" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
BARRISTER JOHNSON FEMI Equity Chembers 5 Broad Street, Lagos - Nigeria. Email:email@example.com Phone:234-1-4759830 Good Day Sir I am BARRISTER JOHNSON FEMI, the personal Attorney to Mr. Richard Smith an American Oil Consultant/Contractor with the Mobil Oil Nigeria Ltd. On the 2nd of August 2002, my client, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Abuja Express Road here in Nigeria. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then the several enquiries I have made to their Embassy to locate any of his relatives has also proved unsuccessful. 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 have contacted you to assist me in repatriating the money left behind by my client before they got confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank where these huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, the Bank where the deceased had an account valued at about US$18m has issued me a notice to provide the next-of-kin or have the account confiscated if no one comes forward for claims Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for a long time , now I am seeking for your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased. The proceeds of this account valued at US$18m can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money; 60% to me and 40% to you. I will secure all the necessary legal documents that can be used to claim this fund but all I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction through. A friend who was formally residing in your country gave me your contact. He told me that you are trustworthy though he did not know my intention. This assurance gave me courage to link you up for this particular transaction, and I hope it will be of mutual benefit to us. I guarantee you that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of the law. A bank account in any part of the world, which you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. Immediately you acknowledge the good receipt of this mail. Anticipating your prompt response through my email address.(firstname.lastname@example.org) Yours Sincerely, BARRISTER JOHNSON FEMI (S.A.N) Esq