This email with the subject "Your co-operation is highly needed," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 22 Apr 2007 19:27:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Barr.Jim Atta" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
ATTENTION MY DEAR ONE KINDLY READ MY MAIL AND GET BACK TO ME. ATTN; Naturally ,this letter will come to you as a surprise, since we have not met, permit me however to introduce myself I am Mr.jim atta, a personal accountant to late Mr.Louis Wong,a national of your country, who used to own an oil servicing company in Nigeria. On the 21st of April 2003, my client, his wife and their three Children were involved in a car accident along Sagamu express road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. A total sum of $30 million dollars was deposited by my client before his death which i was the personal accountant that managed his account. I know that my client had no living kin but I went ahead and made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives but this has proved unsuccessful. I only did so to be double sure of this fact.I contacted you to stand as the next of kin of the deceased as i have all the necessary information's for you to claim this fund because this bank are planning to confiscate the fund as they have waited for the past years and could not see any of the relation to claim this fund. The law of this bank stipulated that, after 5 years if no one comes to claim the fund,the bank will confiscate the fund and declare the account as unserviceable. For the past years, I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives, now I seek your consent to present you to the bank as the next of kin to the deceased. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me by my private phone +2348024980495 to enable us discuss more and how to share the funds after the successful conclussion. 1. Your full name and complete contact address 2. Your Private telephone and fax number (urgent) 3. Your date of birth (Age)and proof that you can handle such a huge amount of money,and that you are a responsible and very serious person. I look forward to your urgent response. Best regards, jim atta