This email with the subject "CAN YOU BE NEXT OF KIN" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 09 Dec 2006 07:44:39 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was BARR DAVIDSON WELSH <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
GoodDay, I am Barrister DAVIDSON WELSH,(Solicitor at law) and Personal Attorney to Late Engr.Thomas Henderson,A National of your country, who used to work with Shell Development Company as the Chief Engineer. On the 2nd of may 2004, My Client with his wife And their two children were involved in a fatal car accident along Lagos Epe Express Road in Nigeria. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives, Since then I have made several enquiries to their embassy to locate any of my client's extended relatives, this effort has been unsuccessful. After several attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but to no avail hence my mail to you is to assist in repatriating the money that belongs to my client before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposit was lodged. My Particular interest is in Bank where My client had an account valued at 15.5 Million United States Dollars.The Bank has issued me a notice to provide the next-of-kin or have the account confiscated within the next thirty official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over two years, I am seeking your consent to present you as the next of kin to my client, so that the proceeds of this account,valued $15.5M can be paid into your account. You should not worry about the different names between you and my client.I will present you as a relative For your assistance, you shall becompensated with 30% of the fund while 5% should be for expenses or tax as your government may require. I will appreciate that you forward the following information so that we can proceed immediately with the processing of the transfer to the account you shall provide. Your fullname and address/telephone and fax numbers, you can open a new Account All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us have this transaction accomplished. It is worthy to note that due to the nature of this transaction absolute confidentiality is required during the course of this transaction and when the fund has been remitted into your nominated account.However,I demand absolute sincerity. Best regards, DAVIDSON WELSH REPLY-EMAIL:email@example.com