This email with the subject "DEAR FRIEND PLEASE REPLY VERY URGENTLY." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 20 Feb 2008 02:41:08 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was BARRISTER SMITH <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Law Chamber Principal Attorney Okoh Smith & Associates 44, Kofo Abayomi Avenue , Victoria Island, Lagos-Nigeria. Dear Sir/Madam, Humanely admit my regret for sending unwelcome mail to you. I believe you are an extremely respected personality, considering the fact that I spring your outline from a human resource profile catalog on your country. Though, I do not know to what extent you are familiar with events. Well, I am Barrister Okoh smith, a Solicitor. I am the Personal Attorney to Mr. Steve A. who used to work with Agip Oil Company in Nigeria . On the 21st of April 2003, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Abuja Express Road . Regrettably, they all lost their lives in the event of the accident and since then I have made several enquiries to your Embassy to locate any of my client\\\'s relatives, this has also proved futile. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet to locate any member of his family but to no avail, hence, I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money left behind by my client in a Bank. Particularly, the Finance House where the deceased deposited the US$15 Million (Fifteen Million United States Dollars only) knows me very well and has ask me to present some one to claim the fund left my late client as they all know I am his attorney. Accordingly, this Bank issued me a notice to provide the Next of Kin to claim the US$15 Million (Fifteen Million United States Dollars only) in their custody within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased to claim the fund as the Next of Kin to him so that the Bank will transfer the fund to your account. Upon receipt of the fund, I will come over to your country to meet with you for the disbursement of the fund and then you and I will share the money in this order: 60% will be for me, 40% will be for you. I have all the necessary legal documents that can back our claim we may make with the Bank. All I require is your honest co-operation 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. Best regards. Okoh smith Principal Attorney