This email with the subject "Dear friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 14 Apr 2006 11:28:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was email@example.com, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Barrister Adoson Abu Esq. Notary Public & Legal Practitioner 14 Calcutta Crescent,Ikoyi Close, Victoria Island, Lagos - Dear friend, I know that you will be surprise to read from somebody you have not known or seen before, I entreat you to take the will for the deed. I beleived it is indeed one the miraculous work of God that I got your contact coincidentally when I was searching for the relatives of my late client: I am Barrister Adoson abu Esq, (Notary Advocate & Legal Practitioners) and I am the personal attorney to my late client . a Foreigner from your country, a licensed Crude Oil Exporter with African largest crude oil producing Firm, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation ( N.N.P.C.) Well, On The 3rd of May 2002, My Client, his Wife and their 2 Children were involved in an Aeroplane Crash (while on a picnic-trip.) involving The BAC 111-500 belonging to EAS AIRLINES. Which the Pilot, 7 Crew Members and 65 Passengers on board unfortunately lost their lives. To throw lights on this and more prove of my story, Please click the undermentioned BBC ARCHIVE NEWS and CNN.com NEWS ARCHIVE > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1968300.stm http://archives.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/africa/05/05/nigeria.crash/ Since then I have made several enquiries to his embassy to see if I can locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has all the while proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives (i.e. same surname) over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but of to no avail. Therefore basically I am contacting you to assist in accomodating a mega amount of money left behind by my late client before it is confiscated or declared dormant by the Bank where this huge amount was deposit . The Bank where the deceased had an account valued at Eight Million, Seven Hundred Thousand United States dollars (US$8, 700 000.00) has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin to the deceased or have the account confiscated within the next (10) official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now, I am seeking for your consent to present you as the Next of kin of the deceased since you are still a foreigner, same with my late client it will be easier and convincing to present you as the next of kin to my late client. So that the proceeds of this account valued at Eighty Million, Seven Hundred Thousand United States dollars (US$8.7 million USD) can be paid to you. Then thereafter the transfer, It will be shared as following: First and foremost, 5% of the total fund will be donated to Church and Motherless babies home in your country, Then you and I will share the remaining money, 55% for me and 35% for you, while the remaining 5% will be used to defray all our expenses incurred during the course of this transaction such like Telephone bills, Vats and Taxes as the bank or your government may require. I have all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up this claim such like e.g the Certificate of Deposit, Death certificate of my client , e.t.c. which i will furnish to you upon your acceptance to do this deal with me. All I require is your honesty, mutual understanding and co-operation to enable us actualize this lucrative deal which is a golden opportunity for us to make wealth for our individual families. 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 on my cell phone no. 2348054688514,so that we can commence the documentations quickly. Finally I need your Mobile Cell, Telephone numbers for easy communication in return. Awaiting your urgent response. Best Regards, Barrister Adoson Abu Esq.