This email with the subject "REQUEST FROM MACHELCHAMBERS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 17 May 2007 14:14:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "uche" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
MACHEL CHAMBERS & ASSOCIATES #24, AVENUE YELNGA 01 BP 11 OGAGADOUGOU, OUAGADOUGOU-BURKINA FASO PLS REPLY VIA EAMIL: ( email@example.com ) CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This mail has been sent by a lawyer. It contains information that is confidential, privileged, proprietary, or otherwise legally exempt from disclosure. There is no intent on the part of the sender to waive any privilege, including the attorney-client privilege, which may attach to this communication. DEAR FRIEND With due respect and humility, I write to you irrespective of the fact that you don't know me. I got your contact through the Internet, when I was making inquiry for foreign assistance. I am Barrister Brine Machel of Machel Chambers & Associates, with registered office at No: 24 AVENUE YENLGA 01 BP 11,Ouagadougou-Burkina Faso, an International Legal Practitioner and a Consultant to Mr.A.Jaime, a Lebanese Importer of Textiles and Automobiles, based here in Burkina Faso, for the past fifteen years. Unfortunately, my client Mr.A.Jaime, and his family died in the ill-fated plane crash involving a Boeing 727 UTA chartered flight that took off from Cotonou, Republic of Benin and crashed into the Atlantic ocean on Thursday, 26 December 2003. For details of the plane crash, please visit: http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/index.html Before the untimely death of my client, he made a fixed security deposit, totalling US$9.2M (Nine Million two Hundred Thousand Dollars) with a Finance Company here. The fund has matured and should be claimed by the depositor or his next of kin within 14 working days; else the fund will go to the state government as unclaimed bills. I must confess to you that if I do not find a way to claim these funds from the Finance Institution, I will be doing the greatest injustice to my late friend and his family. This is why I decided to browse extensively through the internet, in search of a reliable contact person who bears the same name that can stand in as a next of kin of my late friend and client so we can have this fund retrieved and invested judiciously. There are no risks involved as I am the only person who has access to my client’s documents. This transaction shall be 100% risk free, I guarantee. Also, the Finance Institution has just sent a reminder to my client through me, informing him of the maturity of his fund so I suggest we expedite action on this. Your share of the fund is subject to negotiations. If this business proposition offends your moral values, do accept my apology but if not, then contact me at once to indicate your interest through my alternative e-mail address at(firstname.lastname@example.org) And by giving me your telephone number so that I too can contact you as we must conclude this transaction and have these funds transferred to you within 14 working days. Best Regards, Brine Machel, Esq. Machel Chambers & Associates