This email with the subject "I NEED YOUR SUPPORT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 02 Aug 2005 05:10:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Hassan Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am sorry for whatever surprise this letter may cause you. With due sense of respect and decency I want to assure you that this letter to you is an honest appeal for your support and consent. Iam Barrister Hassan Adams, an Attorney to a deceased ex- client of mine Mr. Nelson Platt, who died in an auto accident here in 2001. My client was an expatriate (foreigner) who worked in the Oil and Gas industry as an Oil explorer. My purpose of writing to you is to seek your assistance and permission to present your name as the Next of kin (Relation) to this late client who deposited the sum of US$12.5million in a bank here before his death in auto accident with his family. The bank he deposited the U$12.5million has requested me as his Attorney to forward to them the particulars and name of his Next of kin for the release of the fund.I have made all efforts to locate any of his blood relations but this has been very difficult. To worsen the situation nobody has come forward to be identified as the Next of kin since his death . In view of this difficulties in locating my client's Next of kin, rather than allowing his funds to be unjustly appropriated by the bank, I decided to write you to seek your assistance and consent to present your name as his Next of kin to the bank to enable us receive the funds from the bank. I seek your cooperation in this genuinelyand sincerely with due sense of responsibility bearing in mind of the known fact that the bank will notrelease the deposited funds to me other than a certified Next of Kin recognized by the Court as A foreign citizen just like the deceased. Note: It does not matter that you and the deceased has no same family names, or you are not his blood relation or that you do not know him in person. This will be taken care of by the required legal documents that shall be notarized and certified in your name to back-up the claims as the legal Next of Kin for the payment. It is very important to inform you here that I have a valid agreement with the bank that once I secure the authorithy and approval of our High Court for this payment with legal documents certified by the Court, the bank will make the payment in favour of the Next of kin I will present to them. I guarantee that the documents which I will process in your name as supporting evidence for the claims will protect and clear you from any breach of the law since the documents will be validated by the authorithy of our High Court. Be certain that I will take the full responsibility to ensure that this transaction is handled legitimately in accordance with the law governing inheritance claims here. As an Attorney, all necessary and legitimate steps shall be taken by me to protect your name and to ensure that this transaction is conducted and executed legitimately and transparently.For the processing and notarization of the legal documents in your name, I will require your address, Your name and address shall be in the documents as the beneficiary of the payment. Once the transfer is effected in your favour, you will take 45% of the fund while I will take 55%. Please if you are interested to assist me, you should reply me through my alternative email address as herein indicated :email@example.com and also call me at this number+234 1 7222663. Please include your telephone number to enable me contact you for discussion and further clarification on how we shall coordinate the processes. Once I receive your reply with your address I will proceed to process the necessary documents in your name for the transfer of the funds. It is envisaged that this transaction will be concluded within 8 working days upon the receipt of your assurance and consent to assist me. I look forward to your response. Yours sincerely. Barrister Hassan Adams (Attorney-at-law) email:(firstname.lastname@example.org ) tel:+234 1 7222663