This email with the subject "ENDEAVOUR TO READ ME." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 17 Aug 2006 07:06:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Barrister Bashiru Salifo <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attention, I am Barrister Bashiru Salifo a solicitor at law. and the personal attorney to a national of your country, who used to work with Shell Development Company in Togo and as well a one time secret agent in transferring of money overseas for the Late head of State of Togo (Late Gnassingbe Eyademan)On the 21st of April 2001, my client,his wife and their only daughter were involved in a ghastly motor accident along Nouvissi express Road.All occupants of the vehicle lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to their embassy here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts,I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.I contacted you to assist in repatriating these fund valued at US$13.4 million left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or declared unclaimed by the Finance Firm where this huge amount was deposited. The said Finance Company has issued me a notice to provide his next of kin as his attorney and Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over two years , I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased deposited sum in the finance company since you have the same last names with him , 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 the transfer. I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for the claim. All I need from you is your honest cooperation to enable us actualize this transaction through.I guarantee that this attract no risk at all for it will be executed under legitimate arrangementthat will protect you from any breach of the law. Upon your acceptance to this proposal,I suggest that you reply through this Private email address:email@example.com, for the confidentiality of this transaction.I expect your urgent response indicating your full interest and willingness in this great business transaction to our mutual trust. Your telephone and fax numbers will be needed for our easy communications. Sincerely, Barrister Bashiru Salifo