A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENTLY WANTED." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 06 Feb 2007 06:06:00 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Barrister Kenneth Okhu <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Smith, I am Barrister Kenneth Okhu, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/solicitor to one Mr. Smith, a national of your country, who used to work as a contractor with various government parastatals here in South Africa. Herein after shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2005, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a fatal car accident along Pretoria express road. All the occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries here and abroad through your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you, since you share the same last name. I am contacting you to assist in repatriating my clients entitlement valued at Ten million, Five hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($10.5 Million) which emanated from a contract he executed before the fatal accident. The funds will be confiscated or declared unserviceable if it is not applied for before the given date by the security finance firm, the bank where this huge deposit is lodged. The bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account declared redundant and the large volume of money confiscated within the next 25 working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over two years, now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased, since you share the same family names, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Therefore on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss the modalities for the transfer and the ratio with which we shall share the money. I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for a successful claim. All I require from you 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 us from the breach of the law. Kindly notify me on my email to indicate your willingness in assisting us and for further details upon your acceptance of this proposal. Best regards. BARRISTER KENNETH OKHU.