This email with the subject "urgent reply" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:06:56 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
I Barr FELIX DUKE, solicitor and notary public, the personal attorney to Mr. Mark schmy, Who is a national of your country. On the 12th of April 2006, my client, his wife and their only son were involved in a car accident along Accra / Kumasi express road. Unfortunately they all lost their lives in the event of the accident, since then i have made several enquiries to locate any of my clients extended relatives and this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted you. I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the security company where my client lodged these huge deposits. Particularly, the security company where the deceased had an account valued at about (US$14.3million) U.S dollars. Consequently, the security company issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within a short time. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over some years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the account valued at US$14.3million can be paid to you for both of us to share the funds; 60% to me and 35% to you, while 5% should be for expenses or tax as your government may require. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see 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 through my e-mail to enable us discuss further, or better still let me have your contact telephone numbers for oral details as we progress. Thanks for your kind co-operation FELIX DUKE.