This email with the subject "BUSINESS PROPOSAL (PLEASE CONFIRM MY MAIL )" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 23 Feb 2007 06:23:59 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was =?us-ascii?Q?antonio=20rodrigo?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
ANTONIO RODRIGO SOLICITOR AND NOTORY PUBLIC Calle Luis 1, Nave 17, 28031 Madrid-Spain Dear Friend RE. REPROFILING I hope this meets you in good health. My name is Antonio Rodrigo a legal practitioner and Attorney to late Mr. Harley Grahams who died in the Madrid bomb Blast of March 11th, 2004. My late client was an influential wealthy businessman, a British Contractor and a big time Oil dealer and the Principal owner of Oil Alliance Company and he left behind a substantial amount of millions of money with a Security and Finance company here in Madrid Spain which I can not disclose over the internet for security reasons. Since he is dead and no more and no trace to any of his relatives living or dead after all the efforts I have made in the past few years, I want you to stand as my late client's next of kin/beneficiary in Madrid-Spain to claim the cash deposit. I have employed every means possible to locate any of my client's extended relatives (next of kin) but this exercise has proved unsuccessful. After the death of my client the manager of the company have made several contacts to me, as his Attorney to provide his next of kin who should inherit the deposited fund. The Directors of the Security and Finance company where the fund is currently being deposited adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money or forfeit the money to the company. The company had planned to invoke a clause in the property Act, to confiscate the funds after the expiration of a period given to me. Despairing and at the point of desperation, I came across your name and contact, while trying to locate documentation's regarding possible relatives of my client. Convinced that you may be able to act in locus for my late client as his next of kin, I therefore, decided to contact you with these facts before me because of the status quo. By virtue of my brief and my closeness to the deceased, I am very much aware of my client's financial standing, which he operated here in Madrid-Spain. I have reasoned very professionally and I felt it would be legally proper to present you as the next of kin of my deceased client and the sole beneficiary of the cash deposit with itâs accrued interest. The rest is between you and I and with my guide we can have you claim this fund by standing as the next of kin to my late client, once this is done we shall both share the funds at the ratio that will be acceptable by both of us. I shall assemble all the necessary Legal Documents that will be used to back up our claim. 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. Please get in touch with me and reply this letter as soon as possible. I will give you more details as soon as I received your reply urgently. Kindly send your swift reply with your direct phone number to my confidential email address below. Email; email@example.com Once I receive it, I will call you to discuss the modalities with you. Best Regards, Antonio Rodrigo Madrid-Spain Email; firstname.lastname@example.org