A Scam Email with the Subject "Your Assistance Needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 03 Dec 2007 01:48:50 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
SAM SMITH CHAMBERS LEGAL PRACTITIONER & NOTARY PUBLIC HIGH COURT REPRESENTATIVE SUITE 202 OMEGA PLAZA, APAPA LAGOS - NIGERIA. Attn: Friend, It is obvious that this proposal will come to you as a surprise. This is because we have not met before but i am inspired to send you this email by the huge fund transfer opportunity that will be of mutual benefit to two of us. However, I am Barrister Samuel Smith,the personal Attorney to late Engr.Steve Hartwick, who works with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Nigeria. On the 21st of April 2000, my client, his wife and their two children were involved in a car accident along Shagamu/Lagos Express Road.Unfortunately they all lost their lives in the event of the accident, since then I have made several inquiries to several Embassies to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has 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.I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client, I can easily convince the bank with my legal practice that you are the only surviving relation of my client. Otherwise the Estate he left behind will be confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where these huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, the Bank where the deceased had an account valued at about 16 million U.S dollars (sixteen million U.S.Americadollars).Consequently,The BANK issued me a notice 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 his relatives for over several years now. I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that he proceeds of this account valued at $16 million USD. can be paid to you 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. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see his deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect us from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me by email to enable us discuss further. I want you to send to me on your return email with the following information to commence with the claim. 1, Your full Name 2, Your contact Address 3, Your private phone and fax. 4, Your Occupation. I await your kind response, Please while you are interested and capable in handling this deal with me. Do get back to me ASAP.:email@example.com Yours Faithfully. Barrister Samuel Smith (Esq)