This email with the subject "I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 14 Jan 2008 21:51:03 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Bashar Ahmed Esq" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam. I am Barrister Bashar Ahmed a personal attorney/sole executor to the late Engr Charles M chuo, a nationality of your country hereinafter referred to as” my client". I represent the interest of my late client killed with his entire family in a fatal motor accident in East London on November 5, 2002.and I will like to negotiate the terms of investment of resources available to him. My late client, a formal Contractor working with the Emirates Council of Dubai, had left behind a deposit of Twelve Million Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only ($12.8million) with a finance company here in Dubai. The said fund originated from contract transactions he executed in his registered area of business. Just after his death, I was contacted by the finance company reasons been that his last Will and Testament contains a residuary clause, giving his personal attorney express authority to nominate the beneficiary to his funds. in such a case where the original Depositor had died. Well I reasoned very professionally and resolved to use a legal means to retrieve my late client's abandoned funds. That is to present a next of kin of my deceased client to the bank. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and from the same country, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the "trustee" as my late client's 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 are of the same nationality with my late client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity. I have all vital documents that would confer you the legal right to make this claim and would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at $12.8million can be paid to you before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable to the bank where this huge amount is lodged. Then we talk percentage. I know you may be afraid about this offer and how i came to know you but note that after a little search and check my instinct tells me to contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be used to back up your claim.I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. 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. As I said,I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email:firstname.lastname@example.org for better confidentiality and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction.Thanks for your understanding. Kind Regards. Bashar Saleh Ahmed esq