This email with the subject "URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 15 Dec 2006 10:52:54 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was BARR.ADEBAYO LUGARD <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF BARR.ADEBAYO LUGARD CHAMBER, AWOLOWO ROAD LAGOS NIGERIA Good day , I crave Your indulgence to kindly attend to this mail in good faith. I do not mean any disrespect approaching you through this medium, it is due to the time constraint of this matter. My name is Barrister Adebayo lugard,a legal practitioner and the personal attorney to Engr.Peter David, a nationale of your country, herein after refered to as my client.My client Engr.Peter David and his family were involved in an unfortunate 6th of November 2002 fatal auto crash along Ibadan-Ife highway in which many people were burnt to death.My client lost his life with his family. My client an oil magnate working with Shell Texaco Oil Nigeria plc. had left behind a fixed deposit of Fourteen Million seven hundred thousand united states dollars only($14.7million usd) with a finance company.Just after the death of my client,the finance company contacted me as his attorney to provide his next of kin who should inherit his fortune.This according to them is their policy in such circumstances. But, since his death I have made several enquiries through your embassy to locate any of my client's close or exteneded relatives but this exercise had all the years been unsuccessful.I had to inform the finance company about my futile effort in locating my client's close relatives.The board of directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned fund.The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of 1994 to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. But after an investigation in the finance company,I found out that some of the directors want to divert this funds into their private accounts for their own interest and only want to use the excuse that since I am unable to look for a Beneficiary to make the claim,the money should be made unserviceable and that means submitting the funds to the federal government of this country and some to the company management which is not their main intention. By virtue of my closeness to the deceased and his immediate family,I am very much aware of my client's financial standing.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. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. I seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin to the Deceased since you are at an advantage, bearing the same surname and equally from the same country, so that the proceeds of this Bank Account valued at $14.7 Million United State Dollars can be paid to you, before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable to the Company where this huge deposit were lodged. Note that this is legal, and risk free since I have all vital documents that would be requested by them and that would confer you the legal right to make this claim. I do sincerely sympathize the death of my client but I think it is unprofitable for his funds to be share among the finance company directors.My aim is to retrieve this funds and for this I seek your assistance.Since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 4years now and since no one has come for the claim.I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this account $14.7 usd can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money,60% to me and 40% to you.I know there might be other persons out there with the same surname as my last client,but after a little 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.Please get in touch with me by my personal phone +234-805-675-1611.For better confidentiality and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction.If this proposal is acceptable by you,do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed on you,I await your response. Best regards, Barrister Adebayo Lugard (Esq). Phone number +234-805-675-1611. Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org Yours Truly, Ricardo J. Marenco