A Scam Email with the Subject "I AM Barrister Simon Williams..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 22 Nov 2007 11:38:24 -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.
Dearest, I am Mr. Simon Williams, an attorney at law. A deceased client of Mine, by name Mr. Andrew Parker, who hereinafter shall be referred to as my client, died as the result of a heart-related condition in November 2002. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money left behind by my client before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this deposit valued at 12.million dollars is lodged. This bank has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin, or the Account will be confiscated because there is a government gazzette/mandate/authorising all banks to freeze or confiscate any account that has not been serviceable in a long period of time, this is geared towards capital flight for the economy. My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the Next-of-kin and beneficiary of my named client, so that the proceeds Of this account can be paid to you. Then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed-upon percentage. All legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin will be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. If this business proposition offends your moral values, do accept my apology but if not, then contact me at once to indicate your interest, by giving me your telephone number, fax number and your address so that I too can contact you. Regards, contact me with this email:(email@example.com) Barrister Simon Williams.