A Scam Email with the Subject "Please Reply urgently" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 14 Aug 2007 09:55:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was chukwuma odili <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From : Barrister Chukwuma Odili. B, B.L,
Legalminds Chambers (Legal Practitioners).
5 Burma Road, Sunrise Shopping Complex, 5th
Floor, Apapa Lagos- Nigeria
Dear Friend ,
I am Barrister Chukwuma Odili. (SAN), a Solicitor; I am the Personal Attorney to one Engr.Thomas, a national of your country, who Used to be a contractor with NNPC here in Nigeria. On the 10th October 2002 my client, his wife and entire family were involved in a car accident along 3rd mainland bridge Express Road Lagos Island.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, hence I contacted you since you are in the same country with him. I contacted 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 deposits were lodged.
Particularly, the Bank where the deceased had an account valued at about US$16.4 million dollars. Consequently, the bank issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten 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, regardless of your country, with your name/address; some vitals will be obtained on your favour which will back you as the next of kin to the deceased.The proceeds of this account valued at US$16.4 Million dollars in ACCESS BANK OF NIGERIA PLC can be Paid to you and then you and me can share like this 45% for me and 45% 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.
All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing 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 Reply urgently to enable us discuss further on my Personal Email: email@example.com
Barrister Chukwuma Odili.