This email with the subject "Information/Response needed!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 18 Aug 2004 12:07:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ahmed yusuf" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, I am Barrister Ahmed Yusuf personal attorney to a national of your country, who was Working with an oil firm here in Nigeria, herein after shall be referred to as my client. On the 27th of May 2002, my client, his wife and their only child were involved in a ghastly motor accident along an express road here in the capital city. Unfortunately, all occupants of the vehicle lost their lives as the vehicle caught fire after the crash. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful. My purpose of contacting you is to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client prior to his death before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the security company where this huge deposits were lodged particularly, the Finance/Security Company where the deceased had a deposit valued at about US$17.8 Million dollars. The security company had issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next 14 official working days Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name/surname so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$17.8 million dollars can be paid to you and then we can share the money afterwards. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us in seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me through my email address to enable us discuss further. Please get in touch with me through this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Expecting your urgent response. Best regards, Barrister.Ahmed Yusuf Esq