This email with the subject "Your assistance would be appreciated" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 09 Aug 2007 17:02:25 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Access Investment" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Dennis Phillips. I was a solicitor to a late Indian magnate based in the United Kingdom. As the solicitor to Arvinash Lewis, I was his confidant as he shared with me virtually everything about himself, his family and his business. I was his legal adviser for 10yrs. I am also aware due to my closeness to him that the amount sixteen million British pounds (16,000,000) deposited with a bank in Europe was not willed out. He instructed me to prepare a codicil to that effect, which was not done before he passed on. After his funeral, I launched an investigation to ascertain if the fund (16,000,000) British pounds is still with the bank. The fund is still intact and no next of kin.
I consulted my partner over this issue and concluded I could move the fund out successfully without any breach of the law. He advised me to seek for a partner because moving the money in my name is not possible since he use to be my client. Hence soliciting for your assistance is inevitable. I hereby solicit for your assistance and consent to present you as my partner and next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at sixteen million British pounds (16,000,000) can be paid into your account. I am ready to concede up to 35% of the funds to you as your share if you will assist me pull the funds through your account. As a lawyer, I will secure all necessary documents to back up our claim and personally apply on your behalf to the bank for the release of the funds to you. I also guarantee that this will be done under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. Have my assurance that there is nothing to fear about, as I also need your assurance that you will follow my instructions and work with me with utmost good faith and confidentiality.
To achieve this goal, your positive response would be appreciated. Please treat my proposal with all seriousness, as I am not out to perpetrate fraud. I need a genuine and trustworthy person who will help to accomplish this goal. As soon as I hear from you, I will elaborate more on this transaction and the approach we will embark on to getting it done successfully. I look forward to hearing from you soon through my mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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