This email with the subject "From Barr Chris Dele.." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 13 Sep 2007 23:43:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Barr Chris Dele <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Ma, I am Barrister Chris Dele, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mr. Mark Applegate, who used to work with one of the oil company's in Nigeria. Here in after shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2000, 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 there lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to his country's embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repartrating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confisicated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, the finance company where the deceased had an account valued at about $10.5million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confisicated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over 2 years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at $10.5million dollars can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money. 60% to me and 40% to you 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 seal this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me by my email as above, or alternatively through email@example.com to enable us discuss further.. Best Regards, Barrister Chris Dele.