This email with the subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 29 Dec 2006 18:25:28 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was AJE <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: BARRISTER AJE KUNLE. AJE CHAMBERS, ABENI HOUSE SUITE 01. MARINA, LAGOS-NIGERIA. STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. Dear Friend, I am Barrister Aje Kunle personal attorney to Engineer Gimple,a national of your country, who worked with Mobil oil Nigeria plc.Hereinafter shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of JUNE 2003, my client, his wife and their three children were involved in a ghastly motor accident along Warri- Sagbama Express road. Unfortunately, all occupants of the vehicle lost their lives in an Hospital As a Result of Severe Injuries Sustained During The Unfortunate Crash, as the vehicle Had a Head on Collission with an on coming Truck. Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you as the next of kin. My purpose of contacting you is to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client prior to his death before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged particularly, the finance house. where the deceased had an account valued US$18.4Million Dollars. The bank had issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next thirty 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, so that the proceeds of this account valued US$18.4Million Dollars can be paid to you and then we can share the money afterwards. I have all the necessary official and legal documents to back up the claim. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us, in seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. For your services you will have 35% of the total sum, 5% for expenses while 5% have been mapped out for the orphanage Homes. Feel free to write me back (E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org). Sincerely yours, BARRISTER AJE KUNLE.