This email with the subject "Unclaimed Family Deposited Fund" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 05 Oct 2007 04:47:07 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "BARR. GRAHAM BASH" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
GRAHAM BASH 26, Wattisfield Rd, London, E5 9QH United Kingdom. Goodday, This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I am Graham Bash,a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr Norbert Anthony, hereinafter referred to as 'my client' who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country and who died in a car crash with his immediate family on the 4th of oct,2000. Since the death of my client in oct,2000, I have written several letters to the embassy with an intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. Moreso,I have received official letters in the last few weeks suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws by the bank in which my client deposited the sum of 9.8 million U.S.D.On this note i decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I decided to contact you, that I may,with your consent, present you to the "trustee" bank as my late client's surviving family member so as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client. I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you bear a similar last name with my client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity.I propose that 65% of the net sum will accrue to you at the conclusion of this deal in so far as I do not incur further expenses. Therefore, to facilitate the immediate transfer of this fund, you need, first to contact me via signifying your interest and as soon as I obtain your confidence,I will immediately appraise you with the complete details as well as fax you the documents, with which you are to proceed and i shall direct on how to put up an application to the bank. However, you will have to assent to an express agreement which I will forward to you in order to bind us in this transaction. Upon the reciept of your reply,I will send you by fax or E-mail the next step to take.I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer. Like I have implied, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Best regards, Barr. Graham Bash.