A Scam Email with the Subject "DEAR SIR/MADAM I NEED YOUR URGENT REPLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 18 Jul 2006 09:59:29 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was BARRISTER HASSAN AHMED <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hassan Chambers Barr. Hassan Ahmed NO 35 Ewu Street Off Oshodi-Apapa Expressway Lagos Nigeria. Dear Sir/Madam, I am Barrister Hassan Ahmed an advocate and Solicitor.I am the Personal Attorney to Mr. Fredrick Johnson, a foreigner, who used to work with European Development Company in Nigeria. On The 21st of April 2002, my client, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Sagbama Express Road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to his embassy to see if I can locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has all the while proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives (i.e.) over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money left behind by my client before it is confiscated by the Finance Firm where this money was deposited. Particularly, the Finance firm where the deceased had the money deposited (7.3 million dollars) has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin to the deceased or have the money confiscated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating there latives for over 2 years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you are still a foreigner, so that the proceeds of claim of this deposit valued at $7.3 million USD would be release to you and then you and I can share the money, 60% to me and 35% to you, while 5% should be for expenses or tax as your government may require. I have all necessary legal information that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal 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 by email or call my tel number stated above to enable us discuss further. Best regards, Mr. Hassan Ahmed ( Esq)