This email with the subject "From:M.Baker ESQ." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 11 Mar 2007 08:06:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Matthew Baker ESQ <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Barrister Matthew Baker, an attorney based in UK. A deceased client of mine, by name Alh. Slamet Hassan died in Banda Aceh, Indonesia with his wife and family as a result of the deadly Tsunami. Please log on to this website for more about the Tsunami www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2004/tsunami.disaster/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake The main reason i contacted you is to assist me in ensuring that the funds lodged by my late client with a Financial Institution Abroad is not declared unclaimed since he died with his wife and children. The Financial Institution has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin, or the funds will be confiscated. My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my late client, so that the proceeds of this funds can be paid to you, Then we can share the amount on a mutual agreement based on percentage. All legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin will be provided. All i require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction through. This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. If this business proposition offends your moral values, do accept my apology. Please contact me at once to indicate your interest. However if you are willing to assist me in this venture i will establish a verbal telephone communication with you and bring you into a much better picture of the situation.Thanks for your time. Best Regards, Barrister Matthew Baker. 3rd Floor, Sunlight House, Quay Street Manchester M3 3JZ England