This email with the subject "Your Reply Will Be Highly Appreciated" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 09 Nov 2006 06:41:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Barr.Muhammad Halim Shafiq" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dearest, It may surprise you receiving this letter from me since there was no previous correspondence between us.I am Muhammad Halim Shafiq a personal Attorney to Late Mr. Williams A. Hopkin, who was hereinafter called my client. My purpose of contacting you is for you to help secure the funds left behind by my late client, to avoid it being confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank. Where this fund value ($US 4,600,000.00) Four Million Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars deposited by my client before his death. This Bank has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin or the account will be declared unserviceable and the fund diverted to the Bank treasury, So far all my efforts to get a hold of someone related to my late client has proved abortive. Hence, I have contacted you. I am actually asking for your consent to present you to the Bank as the Next of Kin/ beneficiary of my late client's fund, since you have the same last name, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to your account, then we can share the fund on a mutually agreed based on percentage. All the legal documentations to back up your claim as my client's Next of Kin shall be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us achieve this transaction. The intended transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any infraction of the law. However, if this business proposition offends your moral ethics, do accept my sincere apology. If on the contrary you wish to achieve this goal with me, kindly get back to me with your interest via this email address: (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for further explanation. Regards, Barr. Muhammad Halim Shafiq (LLB Hons.)