A Scam Email with the Subject "Hello...Next of kin...Hello" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 25 Aug 2007 16:23:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "william ruth" <firstname.lastname@example.org >, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Ma, I am Barrister William Ruth, Solicitor. I am the Personal attorney to ENGR.T.Thomas, a national of United State of America,who used to work with Esmas construction company in Nigeria as the chief Engineer. On the 2nd of may 1999, my client ,his wife And their three children were involved in a car accident along Sagbama Express Road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to their embassy 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, to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money that belong to my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, the Bank where the late decease had an account valued at about 20 million dollars has issued me a notice today to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the elatives for over 6 years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased, so that the proceeds of this account valued at $20 million dollars can be paid to your account and then you and me can share the money 55% to me and 40% to you, while 5% should be for expenses or tax as your government may require, As soon as you indicate yourinterest by sending below information: 1. Your full name and address 2. Your telephone and fax number 3. Your company's name (If any) All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this dealt through. I have all the documents (DEATH CERTIFICATE AND DEPOSIT CERTIFICATE) required to this transaction I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Call me on my telephone to enable us discus about this deal and I will also send you the contact of the bank where the money is deposited to enable you contact them send requested information via my alternative email address please contact me as soon as possible so that we can proceed further. I WILL OBTAIN AFFIDAVIT OF CLAIM FROM COURT OF LAW. Best regards. Barr: William Ruth.