This email with the subject "Trusting You" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 12 Jul 2006 14:17:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Barrister Usman Gambo <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Sir, I hope this e-mail wouldn't come to you as a surprise. Having gone through your profile, I am convinced and pleased to solicit our sincere and urgent assistance over this matter. I am Barrister Gambo Usman, an Attorney to one late .Mr Mark Blair (fortunately his last name was same as yours) local contractor with the Lagos State Government of Benin. My Late client was awarded a contract worth of Twenty Million United States Dollars 20,000,000:00USD) by the Lagos state Government of Nigeria for the maintenance and construction of roads in the states in 1999 and the contract was fully executed by my late client. My client has been paid Fifteen Million United States Dollars from the contract and he was to receive the balance payment of the contract, but unfortunately he was involved in a fatal auto acident with his entire family on Sagamu Express Road where he eventually lost his life and his two kids and wife.This was on 25th of December of 2001. Sequel to the death of my late client, there is every need to present a next of kin to State Government so that they can release the balance of his contract money. Already the CONTRACT PAYMENT OFFICE under the State Government has contacted me that the balance payment for the executed contract has been approved for payment and is ready for collection. I am therefore asked to present the beneficiary/next of kin for the claim of the money (draft) from their office. At this juncture, I have decided to divert this Five Million United States Dollars to a foreigner who will be presented to LSG, by soliciting the assistance of a reliable individual (AForeigner) that will be presented as the beneficiary/next of kin of the fund. I will prepare all legal documents in your name as the successor /next of kin from our Federal High Court to back up the claim on your behalf which will enable Lagos State Government to release the money to me on your behalf as the known next of kin to my late client. As soon as I hear your positive response, action will commence. Please bear in mind that there is no risk involved in this transaction, but it requires absolute sincerity and confidentiality due to the nature of the transaction. I am willing to give you 40% of the fund as a reward for your assistance in this transaction. I will want you to respond to my email with your private phone numbers for quick communication. I look forward to your swift response.And Feel free to contact me on my private email address; Regards, Barr.Gambo Usman