This email with the subject "AN URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 28 Mar 2006 04:19:17 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was AN URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
BARRISTER. GREG MARTHIAS, L.L.B. L.L.M B.L LEGAL PRACTITIONER AND CONSULTANT MEMBER CONSTITUTION DRAFTING COMMITTEE 1995 Dear Sir I am Barrister Greg Marthias, An Attorney at Law in the Republic of South Africa and the personal Attorney to Mr.Rodney C. Wright, a stock Broker who also deals on comodities, whom I believe was a National of your country. This client of mine died on september 11th Terrorist Attack on the world trade center in the U S A. He died on a secondary cause of the Terrorist Attack on the ( WTC ) when a Car conveying him and his wife crashed into a stationary Truck at the premises of the ( WTC ) in the ensuing confusion. The Truck actually belonged to the Fire Service Authorities of the USA and since then I have been in a legal tussle with the Authority to include the names of my client and his wife into the list of the Attack Victims but this has not worked yet. Before he died, my client has the sum of US$10.7,000.00 (Ten Million, seven hundred Thousand US Dollars) in his account with South African Reserve Bank Johannesburg. ( SARB ).Since then I have made several inquiries to locate any of his extended relatives but this has proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family. This has also not paid-off. I therefore, decided to contact you to assist me in claiming of the money as the next-of-kin to my late client. His Account will be declared "unserviceable" by the Bank if the money remains unclaimed by his relatives after a reasonable time and this will mean a total loss. I therefore, seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that the money US$10.7m will be paid to you ,then I and you will share the money. Note that all neccesary legal documents will be in place to back up the claims. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Once I have your consent and trust,I will immediately raise all necesary documents and instruct the bank to move the money on your name to the account number you may chose. Please, do get in touch with me as soon as possible so that we will discuss further the progress of this business. Remmember to send your full name, address, phone and fax numbers. Anticipating your urgent response. With my best regards, Barr. GREG MARTHIAS