This email with the subject "HELLO" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 01 Mar 2007 07:41:49 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Silvester Wright" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
RPA Consulting, Nechells parkway Birmingham, United Kingdom. Attn:Sir/Madam , I am sorry for contacting you through this medium without a previous notice, I had to use this means of communication because it is an easier way of making contact with people around the world. My name is Mr. silvester Wright, a Forty Four (44) year old consultant in practice here in Birmingham United Kingdom. I had a friend/client by name Mr.Johan , a contractor based in London now deceased. My client lost his life alongside his wife and only child in 2005 while on a visit to Sri Lanka. Prior to the Death of my Late Client, He secured a contract of US$12,500,000.00 million from the Kingdom of Bahrain, following which he received a 30% mobilization fee of US$3,750,000.00 Million and successfully executed the contract, but the balance of US$8,750,000.00 Million contract payment was in the Process of being transferred into his Account which he submitted to the Bahrain Government when he lost his life in the Tsunami Disaster. Three Months after his sudden death, the Government effected the transfer of the balance of his Contract Funds into the account that my deceased Client has on his file with the Government. As his friend, personal assistant and his business consultant, I have been officially notified and instructed by the bank where the money is currently deposited that I should provide and forward the particulars of my deceased client's next of kin so that the funds in his account can be remitted into his Next of Kin's account in accordance with the Bahrain Laws. However, as his personal assistance and close confidant, I want you to know that my late Client died interstate, i.e he died without leaving a WILL and all my efforts to locate any of his relatives whom I can present to the Bank has proved abortive. Therefore I am seeking for your consent to present you as the relative/next of kin and subsequently the beneficiary of the fund so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$8,750,000.00 million can be paid to you based on similarity of your name and that of my client. I can assure you that this is a harmless opportunity and I can also assure you that there won't be any breach of the law in the process as I am familiar with the sequence and in control of the situation here. The bank has agreed to effect transfer of funds on provision of my client's relation and this has to be strictly on my recommendation thus my contact with you since you share the same name with my deceased client. On receipt of a positive response from you, I will furnish you with details of the transaction and also we shall discuss your percentage before taking further steps. Do get back to me with the information below Name infull..... Adress....... occupation............ Telephone/Fax No....... I wait to hear from you. Barr.silvester Wright