This email with the subject "Urgent assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 22 Feb 2006 14:37:51 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Anthonypeters <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Permit me to introduce my humbleself to you..... I am Barrister Anthony Peters, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mr Micheal Craig, A foreigner who use to work with Chevron/Texaco in Nigeria,On the 2nd of April 2001, my client his wife and his only son had an accident and all the occupants died. Since then I have made several enquiries to their embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet,to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist me in repartrating the money left behind by my client before they get confisticated or declared unserviceable by the finance house where this huge deposits were lodged. Particularly,the Union Bank Of Nigeria Plc where the deceased had an account valued at Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand USA Dollars ($12,500.000) has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confisicated within the next fifteen official working days. since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over four years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at $12,500.000 Million Dollars can be paid to you and then you and i can share the money. 60% to me and 40% to you, I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest cooperation 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 my ptrivate secured and confidential email (email@example.com) to enable us discuss further. Best Regards. Barrister Anthony Peters, Esq.