This email with the subject "Personal/Important" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 14 Jun 2006 07:20:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was DOUGLAS LYNN CHAMBERS <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF DOUGLAS LYNN ESQ. UNIT 7F, OAKLAND HOUSE 414/422 Hackney Road, LONDON, E2 7SY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir/Madam, I am Ed Massa, a solicitor and personal attorney to Mr. Steve Thomas, a national of your country, who happens to be a businessman. Here after shall be referred to as my client. On the 26th of June 2002, my client, his wife and their three Children were involved in a car accident. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the fund valued at US$11.4 million left behind by my client before it gets Confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Security Finance Firm where this huge amount were deposited. The said Security Finance Company has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next fourteen official working days. For the fact that I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now, I seek the consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss the sharing ratio and modalities for transfer. I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for claim. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you and me from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me through my private email for more details. Best regards, Douglas Lynn Esq. Reply to my private email: email@example.com