This email with the subject "Greetings From Kentwood Associates" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Jul 2006 07:09:02 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello Friend, Hope you are doing great and sound? I am Barry Elliot Barrister at law and attorney to late Sir Mark Stephanopoulos, a Greek Merchant otherwise known as my client who was based in the United Kingdom and died of complications from injuries sustained after a ghastly motor accident. As the attorney to Sir Mark Stephanopoulos I was his confidant as he shared with me virtually everything about himself, his business and family. I was his attorney for 15years and during that period I wrote his WILL and was also named as the executor, which has since been fulfilled. I am also aware due to my closeness to him that the amount Ten Million Pounds he deposited with a bank in Europe was not willed out. He told me about this on his sick bed and even instructed that I should prepare a codicil to that effect, however before I could finish my work he died. After his death, funeral and subsequent execution of his will I went into action to ascertain the information passed unto me by my client. My investigation conformed to the information; at that point I knew I had to do something to move the funds out of the bank and knowing that I cannot do this alone I have decided to contact you and seek your assistance and acceptance to be the next of kin to the estate. Aside my humble self and you, the relationship manager (account officer) of my client knows about this, for he was very helpful during my discreet investigation, through him I was able to see the deposit paper work of the money which confirmed that there is no next of kin to the funds. It is necessary for us to move the money out of the bank on time because if we do not do this within the next two years the bank would regard the money as Lundry funds, which would give them the right to claim the money. I cannot move the money in my name because he is my client, for it could look suspicious, his account officer cannot do the same, hence the importance of your assistance. Have my assurance that there is nothing to fear about, as we also need your assurance that you would work with me without fear or favour to achieve our desired objective. The legal back up is no problem for I would be responsible. Since the codicil was not ready before his death, letter of administration without Will would be secured from the probate office, with this letter I would personally apply on your behalf to the bank for the release of the funds to you. What I require from you to enable us achieve the above are your; Names Address Date of Birth Telephone and Fax numbers Upon receipt of a confirmation of acceptance from you a sharing ratio would be worked out between the three of us and communicated to you along with my telephone number.in the light of above, your positive responses would be appreciated through my email :( ) email@example.com Take care and have a nice day. Sincerely, Barry Elliot Kentwood Associates. firstname.lastname@example.org