A Scam Email with the Subject "NEXT OF KIN TO THE LATE ENGR...RICHARD BURSON IS URGENTLY NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:45:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Livi Okonta <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Barrister Livi Okonta (ESQ) a Solicitor; I am the Personal Attorney to (MR. RICHARD BURSON FROM FLORIDA, U.S.A) who died along with his entire family in July 2000 in a plane crash . FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THIS SITE BELLOW http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stmwho used to be a contractor with OPEC an oil company here in Nigeria in collaboation with Chevron oil Company. Unfortunately they all lost their lives in the event of the accident, since then I have made several inquiries to their Embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.
After these several Unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his Relatives, to locate any member of His family but of no avail, I contact you to assist in repatriating the money in addition, property left behind by my client before they get Confiscated or declared Unserviceable by the bank where these huge deposit valued at US$20.5 Million dollars.
The banking law and guidline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after Ten years, the money will be transfered into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occassioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and has no next of kin or relatives to claim his assets.
It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relationto the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.
I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased,regardless of your country, with your name/address; some vitals will be obtained on your favor which will back you as the next of kin to the deceased. The proceeds of this account valued at US$20.5 Million dollars can be paid to you and then you and me can share like this 60 for me and 30% for you, while we will set aside 10% to pay back for any expenses or tax as your government may require. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make.
Thereafter, I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage indicated Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this funds you must apply first to the bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and the location where the money will be remitted.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by email the text of the application .I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.
Trusting to hear from you immediately Via my private E-mailAddress:(firstname.lastname@example.org). Yours Faithfully, Barrister Livi Okonta