A Scam Email with the Subject "Urgent Business Transaction" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 06 Jan 2008 23:22:06 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was JUDE OKOYE <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, Good day. I apologize for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a Certified mail/Post-mail. This is due to the urgency and importance of the information. I am Barrister Victor Abiola, a Solicitor and Personal Attorney to Late M. Martha, a national of your country who before his death was an oil merchant in Nigeria liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG). On the 27th June 2000, my client, his wife and their only kid were involved in a car accident along Lagos-Ibadan Express Road. All of them unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I as the Personal Attorney of the deceased had made several inquiries to locate any of my clients extended relative but this has proved unsuccessful. After several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives through the Internet, to locate any member of his family but to no avail, hence I contact you. I have contacted you to assist in getting the money and property left behind by my client before there get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank where this huge Deposit were lodged. Particularly, the Bank where the Deceased had an Account valued at about Nine Million United States Dollars (US$9,000,000.00) as at last month assessment. The Bank has issued me a notice as the Attorney to the Deceased to provide the Next of Kin or have the fund declared as an UNCLAIMED FUND within the Next 15 official working days. I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 6 years now that I have been searching. I seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin to the Deceased since you are a foreigner like him so that the proceeds of this Bank Account can be paid out in your favor. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. I have the necessary Legal Documents that will be used to back up any claim we are going to make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through. I wait for your urgent reply with your PERSONAL TELEPHONE number for effective communication and oral clarification. Respectfully, Victor Abiola Esq. Please Reply To My Altanative Email: email@example.com