This email with the subject "MY PLEA TO YOU !" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 10 May 2006 08:03:29 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "James Dukada" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend I am Barrister James Dukada, a Solicitor and the Personal Attorney to Mr. Charles Anderson, who used to work as a real estate merchant. On the 2nd of June 2002, my client, his wife and their three Children were involved in a car accident along N1 Highway Pretoria (South Africa). All Occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then, I have made several enquiries to his embassy here in South Africa 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, so to locate any member of his family but to no avail, hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in claiming the money that belong to my client before they get confiscated or declared as unserviceable by the finance institution where this huge deposit were lodged. Particularly, the finance institution where the deceased had an account valued at about $15.5 Million Dollars, has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 4 years now, I have decided to seek your consent to present you as the "Next of Kin", so that the proceeds of this account valued at $15.5 Million Dollars, can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money. 45% to me and 45% to you, while 10% will be mapped out for any expenses during the process or for tax as your Government may require, I have the Certificate of deposit that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest Cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Best regards, Barrister James Dukada