This email with the subject "OVERSEA TRANSFER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 02 Oct 2006 03:10:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Barr.M.Barnat" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
BARNAT & BARNAT ASSOCIATES (LEGAL PRACTITIONERS) Mim Street, F24 PO Box NT 602 Accra New Town Accra - Ghana West Africa Dear I was introduced to you by an International business friend although I did not expose to him the business I want to transact with you. My name is Barr. Morris Barnat , a legal practitioner and the personal Attorney to my late client, who died along with his wife and his Two sons in a Ghastly motor accident along Kakum National Park road, over 3 years now. All the occupants in the vehicle lost their lives. I am convinced that it was the grace of God that made me to locate you. My client was a successful and is accomplished family man, who made enough fortune before his untimely death. Since then I had made several inquiries through your Embassy to locate any of my clients extended relative but this exercise has proved unsuccessful. After several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives through the Internet, to locate any member of his family not much progress was recorded My late client was an influential wealthy businessman, an oil magnet here in Ghana and he left behind a deposit of $48M(Forty Eight Million United States Dollars)only in a Consignment with a Security Company in Europe as Family Valuable. After the death of my client the Security Company contacted me, as his Attorney to provide his next of kin who should inherit his fortune. The board of directors of the Security Company adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the clam's of his Consignment within 28 working days or forfeit the Consignment to the Security Company as an abandoned property. The Security Company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of 1996 to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given to me. Despairing at the point of exhaustiveness, fortunately, I came across your name, to my utmost amazement, I discovered that you bear the same surname with my late client and coincidentally, you are nationals of the same country. I am Convinced that you may be linked with my late client or that you might provide clue to my search, I therefore, decided to contact with these facts before me because of the similarities. By virtue of my closeness to the deceased and his immediate family, I am very much aware of my client financial standing he operates. I have reasoned very professionally and I feel it will be legally proper to present you as the next of kin of my deceased client so that you can retrieve the Consignment from the Security Company hence I contacted you. I seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin to the Deceased since you are at an advantage, so that the proceeds of this Consignment with Security Company valued at US$48 Million Dollars can be retrieve by you. We shall both share the funds. 60% to me and 40% to you, I shall assemble all the necessary Legal Documents that will be used to back up our claim. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. Please I look forward to your urgent reply to enable us conclude this transaction. Best Regards Barrister. Morris Barnat NB: REPLY TO MY PRIVATE EMAIL: email@example.com