This email with the subject "URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 13 Jul 2007 09:25:52 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was barrister michael brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Good Friend, Firstly, this is not to cause you embarrassment, I am Barrister Michael K.Brown, I was the Personal Attorney and legal adviser to late Mr. Mark (untill his death) a National of your country, who used to be a private contractor with the Shell Petroleum Development Company in Saudi Arabia.On the 4th of April 2005, he and his wife with their three children were involved in an auto crash,all occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then, I have made several enquiries with his country embassies to locate any of his extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you with this proposal. I am contacting you to assist in repatriating this huge amount of money left behind by my client before the Bank get it confiscated or declared unserviceable by the BANK/INSTITUTION where these huge deposit is lodged. The deceased had a deposit presently valued £5.9 million British pounds(USD$11.8 million) which I am aware of and the BANK has issued to me,As his persoanl attorney a notice to provide his next of kin or Beneficiary by WILL otherwise have the account confiscated within the next thirty official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over one year,I therefore seek your consent to present you as the next of kin / WILL Beneficiary to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at USD$11.8 million can be paid to you. Don't worry how this is going to be done.But If you give me your williness to do this with me,Then i will now present you to the bank as the next of Kin to my late client and then,the proceedings for the transfer will commence. This will be disbursed or shared in these percentages, 55% for me 30% to you,10% for charity organizations while the balance 5% will be set aside for any expences. All I require is your honest Co-operation, Confidentiality and Trust to enable us see this transaction through.I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.(100% risk free). I am presently in Spain and I ask for your cooperation to provide me the following information: Your urgent response will be highly anticipated and appreciated. Lastly, kindly reply me on this personal e-mail address of mine for further enquiries. email@example.com Thanks and have a nice day,As i await your immediate response. Best Regards, BARRISTER MICHAEL KING BROWN