This email with the subject "Representative Reqiured" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 10 Jul 2007 02:28:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Barrister John Brown" <barr.Johnb@yahoo.com.my>, although it may have been spoofed.
JOHN BROWN ASSOCIATES NO. 24, JALAN MELAKA RAYA 31, TAMAN MELAKA RAYA MALAYSIA TEL: +60-176297505 Email: email@example.com I am Barrister John Brown, an attorney at law at John Brown Associates. A deceased client of mine whose name is the same last name with you, who here in after shall be referred to as my client, died as the result of a heart-related condition on the 11 November 2001. His heart condition was due to the death of all the members of his family in the Gulf Air Flight Crashes in Persian. I have contacted you to assist in distributing the money left behind by my client before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this deposit valued at Seventy Five million dollars (US$75 million dollars) is lodged. This bank has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin, or the account will be confiscated. My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my named client, since you have the same last name, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed-upon percentage. All legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin will be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from many breach of the law. If this business proposition offends your moral values, do accept my apology. I must use this opportunity to implore you to exercise the utmost indulgence to keep this matter extraordinary confidential, whatever your decision, while I await your prompt response. Please contact me at once to indicate your interest. I will like you to acknowledge the receipt of this e-mail as soon as possible via my private EMAIL :( firstname.lastname@example.org) and treat with absolute confidentiality and sincerity. I look forward to your quick reply. Best regards, Barrister John Brown Attorney at Law