This email with the subject "From: Barrister. Mike Kiyamo" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 26 Sep 2006 12:33:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was BARRISTER MIKE KIYAMO ESQ <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Barrister. Mike Kiyamo Of Kiyamo legal Chambers 16 Ikate Street Ikoyi Lagos Nigeria. From: Barrister. Mike Kiyamo ATTN: Good Day I am Barr. Mike Kiyamo an Attorney at Law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria. I am the personal Attorney to Engr. Thomas, American by Birth, who used to work with Shell Development Company in Nigeria. Here in after shall be referred to as my Client. On the 21st of April 2005 my client, his wife and their three Children were involved in a fatal car Accident along Saga mum Express Road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several inquires to your Embassy to locate any of my clients extended Relatives this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several Unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last Name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank where these huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, the Security Company where the deceased had an account valued at about (US$8.5m)Eight Million Five Hundred United States Dollars. The Bank Has issued me a notice to provide the Next of Kin or have the Account confiscated within the next 21 working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 8 months now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name so That the proceeds of this account valued at (US$8.5M) Eight Million Five Hundred United States Dollars. This Money can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money, all Necessary legal documents will be in place that can be used to back up any Claim we may make. All I require is your honest Cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through. Guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please do get in touch with me if you are interseted to assist. for more details, once I have your consent and trust then we can proceed immediately. Your anticipated response is urgently needed. Yours Truly, Barrister Mike Kiyamo (Esq.)