A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT REQUEST" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 03 Dec 2005 09:48:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Andy Smith" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Barrister Smith
My Name is Barrister Smith (SAN), a Solicitor. I am the Personal Attorney to Mrs. Asha Parker, a national of your country. I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On December 18, 1999, an American Oil consultant/contractor with the Gas Corporation of Holland, Mrs. Asha Parker, made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at S$14.6 00,000.00(Fourteen Million, Six Hundred thousand Dollars) in a bank. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to her forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, I sent a reminder and finally I discovered from her contract employers, that Mrs. Ann Parker died from a ghastly automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that she died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace her next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that she did not declare any next of kin or relations in all her official documents, including her Bank Deposit paperwork in her Bank.
This sum of US$14.6, 00,000.00 is still sitting in her Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to South African Law, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Government if nobody applies to claim this fund consequently.
My proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mrs. Asha Parker so that the fruits of this woman's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address, your Telephone and fax number so that the Attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits which will put you in place as the next of kin.
I will take care of drafting and notarization of the WILL and obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/ administration in your favor for the transfer. I would need you as a Foreigner acting as the next of kin and sole benefactor to the inheritance of Mrs. Asha Parker to travel and claim this money in a SECURITY COMPANY based in Europe which is used by her bank as an offshore payment center to the bank. The money will be paid to you for us to share in the ratio of 50% for me and 40% for you then 10% for any expense that may come up. There is no risk at all as all the paper work for this transaction will be done by me with my position as Attorney guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately.
You can reply me through my personal email: