This email with the subject "with due respect" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 20 Jun 2007 07:46:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Barrister Benkuti Patrick <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Benkuti Patrick Chambers 12 Maryland Avenue Victoria island,Lagos-Nigeria. Tele/Fax:- +234-8038-785-687 Contact Person :-Barrister Benkuti Patrick Private Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org Hello friend, There is absolutely going to be a great doubt and distrust in your heart in respect to this email, coupled with the fact that so many miscreants and mischief-makers who have taken possession of the Internet to facilitate their nefarious deeds, thereby making it extremely difficult for genuine and real business class persons to get attention, recognition and assistance.However,am Benkluti Patrick, I am the Personal Attorney to ENGR.JUDE.R.Glory,a national of your country,On the 21st of April 2003, my client was involved in a car accident.Unfortunately he lost his life. Since then I have made several enquiries to their embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money that belong to my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged. The bank where the deceased had an account valued at about $12.6million dollars has issued me with a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next twenty one official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives, I now 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 $12.6million dollars can be paid to you subsequently to be shared among us If you agree,we can discuss your percentage. I have all necessary Legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. Best regards, Benkuti Patrick