A Scam Email with the Subject "PLEASE CONFIRM THIS AND GET BACK TO ME QUICKLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 04 May 2007 16:35:07 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Barrister Francis Udemba (Esq.). <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, I hope this meets you in good health. Do accept my sincere apologies if my mail does not meet your personal ethics. I am Barrister Francis Udemba, the personal Attorney to Mr. Douglas Broussard, a national of your country who worked with the Automated Speed Drill Company (SDC) an oil servicing company in Nigeria. On the 21st of April 2001, this my client, his wife and their three children, were involved in an auto-crash along the ever busy Sagamu-Ibadan High Way. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to their embassy to locate any of my client's extended relations in regards to claim the sum of US$28,000,000.00 he deposited in his domiciliary Bank account in Eco Bank Plc here in Nigeria Which is one of the main reasons it has been very important to locate his next of kin. After the death of my client, his Bankers contacted me, as his Attorney to provide his next of kin who should inherit his fortune. The Board of Directors of his Bank 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 Bank as an abandoned Estate. The Bankers had planned to invoke a clause in the property Act, to confiscate the funds after the expiration of a period given to me. It was while i was searching for his family records on the internet that I came across your contact. I have searched through almost all the genealogysite that you can think of and all the possible places I thought my clients would have possibly had a family member but to no avail. Despairing and at the point of desperation. I came across your name, while trying to locate documentation's regarding possible relatives of my client in his country of origin.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 m 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 and the Bank account he operates here in my country. I have reasoned very professionally and I feel it will be legally proper to present you as the next of kin of my deceased client and the sole beneficiary of his estate, so that you can be paid the funds left in his bank account, hence I contacted you, I seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin; the bank needs only the facts as presented legally. The rest is between you and I and with my guide we can have the money paid into your account, once this is done we shall both share the funds. 60% to me and 40% to you, 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 law. You are also required to send across your private telephone and fax numbers for easy communication and oral discussion, so as to avoid any delay. Please get in touch with me through this my private email address.(firstname.lastname@example.org). Regards, Barrister Francis Udemba (Esq.).