This email with the subject "Mutual Benefit" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 09 Feb 2008 13:46:23 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Barr Mark David"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mark David Chambers. 17 Convention Road ,Apapa Lagos -State Nigeria. Our ref. au/ret/45673/49 Your ref................. Attn, Sir / Madam Re: Next of kin to my late client, Joel Present. I am Barrister Mark David, a solicitor at law ; I am the personal attorney to late Larry Present , who used to work with shell - Development Company in Nigeria. Hereinafter shall be referred to as my client. On April 25th 2005, my client, his wife and three children were involved in a fatal train accident in Japan and this claimed their lives. Below are some site about the news of the train accident: Click on the web address: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/04/25/AR2005042500187.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4480031.stm Since after their death, I have made several enquiries to your embassy, to locate any of my client's extended relatives, but this has not been successful. After several fruitless attempts to locate a member of his family, hence I contacted you to assist me in repatriating the money and properties left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank here, were this huge deposit was lodge. Particularly, the bank where the deceased had an account valued at [US11million dollars] has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next fourteen official working days. As I have not been successful in locating the relative to my late client for the past few years, I therefore seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to my late client since you both have the same surname and you are capable of doing this transaction, so that the proceeds of this account valued at Fifteen Million United state dollars only[$15miilion ] can be paid to you, then you and I can share the money 60% for me,30% for you, while 5% will be used to offset all the expenses we may incurred in the course of this transaction including tax and 5% for the poor in your country. I have all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up our claims. All i require from you is your honest co-operation and transparency to enable us see this transaction 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 through email with the below information to enable me commence the process of actualising this transaction in your name. Your full name, Residential address, occupation, Age, gender, Private Phone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further about this transaction. Looking forward to your prompt response. get back to me through my private email address: email@example.com and call me on my direct phone number 234 806 833 5461 for more information in details Best regards to you and your family. Thank you. Barrister Mark David