A Scam Email with the Subject "From the desk of Barrister Musa Idris" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 29 Sep 2006 03:47:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Musa Idris <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Barrister Musa Idris, a solicitor at law, personal attorney to Engr. Jack Doe, who used to work with Shell Development Company in Lome Togo.Here in after shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2000, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a gastly car accident along Kpalime express Road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccesfull. After these several unsuccesfull attempts, in my desprate search for urgent assistance, I decided to track his last name over the foreign mission guestbook,to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repartrating the fund valued at USD$12.5 million left behind by my client before it gets confisicated or declared unserviceable in the (B.I.A) here in Lome-Togo,where this huge amount were deposited And now the bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have his account confisicated within the next twenty-one official working days.Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over 2 years now,I seek the consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you have the same last names,so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Therefore, on re ceipt of your positive responce, we shall then discuss the sharing ratio and modalities for transfer. I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for claim. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please, urgent response to this letter will be proudly appreciated. I would like you to forward the following to enable we start immediately A.Your full name and address B.Your direct cell phone numbers C.A copy of your passport or driving liences Best Regards. Musa Idris