This email with the subject "Money transfer assistance needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 10 Aug 2006 17:31:05 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "cajaa bogados" <Barristercajaabogados@medicinatv.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE PRIVATE DESK OF BARRISTER CAJAA BOGAOS(BOGADOS CHAMBERS AND ASSOCIATES) SOLICITORS AND ADVOCATE. NO 57/59 DAVIES STREET LAGOS NIGERIA TEL: +2348024980495 Attention Dear One, This letter is not intended to cause any embarrassment in whatever form, rather it is intended to contact your esteemed self, following the knowledge of your high repute and trustworthiness.Firstly, I must solicit your confidentiality. I know that a proposal of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that it is made in good faith and will be of mutual benefit.I am Barrister Cajaa Bogados the personal attorney to Mr Timothy David wise ,herein after referred to as my client, who until his death in 2002 was an oil contractor with the Federal Government of Nigeria. My client and his entire family were involved in a fatal motor accident, which unfortunately claimed their lives, along the Sagamu express road, sparing none of the occupants of the vehicle.I havesince then made several enquiries to your Embassy, in a bid to locate any relation of my client, and these efforts of mine have not been productive. That is why I have contacted you to assist me in securing the money and property left behind by my client before they are declared as unclaimed and unserviceable by theSecurity and finance company where they have been lodged for safekeeping.I am particularly interested in securing some boxes lodged with a Security and Finance company in London, my client confided in me prior to hisdeath and informed me that he had deposited 2 boxes containing the sum of twenty five Million,United States Dollars (USD25Million) cash with them forsafe keeping but that he lodge it as photographic equipments and parts so asnot to raise any eyebrow. Why i am contacting you now is because the said company has issued a notice to me informing me that the time duration ofdeposit agreed upon by them and my client has since expired 3 months ago, and they have unequivocally instructed me to produce the Next of Kin/Beneficiary to the said consignment in their possesion within the next 14 days, or they would have the consignment confisticated . Considering my lack of success in my bid to locate his relatives for 2 years now , I solicit your consent to enable me produce you to the security and finance company in london as the Next of Kin/Beneficiary to my deceased client. I will provide all the necessary legally obtained documents to back up any claim we make regarding this process and i will also provide you with the original certificate of depositissued tomy client at the time of deposit. I can assure you that this transaction is100% risk free and will just require your understanding and cooperation to enable us achieve success within a legitimate arrangement, eliminating any liability resulting from any breach of the prevalent laws.we would share the proceeds according to a proposed sharing pattern /ratio of 70% for me and 25% for you,while the rest 5% will be kept aside for any expenses that we may incure in the expence of this transaction.Your urgent response will be highly appreciated;you can as well forward to me your Tel/Fax numberimmediately formore discussion. Thank you. Best Regards, Barrister Cajaa Bogados REPLY TO firstname.lastname@example.org