This email with the subject "ATTN:MARK" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 22 Mar 2008 11:07:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was DRANE HUDSON (Esq) <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
ATTN:MARK My name is DRANE HUDSON, the personal attorney to Dr. Timothy Mark, a national of your country who passed away on Tuesday the 24th of February 2004. My client, his wife and their only daughter ,while on vacation died due to a 6.4 magnitude earthquake as measured on the Richter scale at about 02:30am. The quake, which was centered just offshore from the city of Al-Hoceima a well-known fishing and tourism destination, on Morocco's Mediterranean coast.They also had plans to visit fes.(fes the Historical City) Since their tragic death, I have made several enquires to locate any of their relatives to come forward and claim his inheritance which is valued at about $5.2m USD deposited in the bank and property valued at between $1m to $1.3m USD. Unfortunately, all my efforts in this direction have been fruitless. The bank recently served a notice that my deceased client's account will be confiscated and diverted to other purposes if nobody comes up to stand as his next of kin due to dormancy ("Unclaimed Deposit") . Hence, I intensified my effort and through the web directories got your details and contacted you I will therefore be glad if you can stand as the next of kin of my deceased client since both of you share the same lastname /surname so that the bank can release the fund to you. The fund will be shared in the ratio of 55% to you and 40% to me while the remaining 5% should be for expenses and tax as your Government may require. I wish to assure you that this transaction will follow all legal procedures that will protect you from any breach of the law and by this you have nothing to fear whatsoever. Also I have the documents to complete the transaction. What I require is your willingness to assist me and to treat the transaction as confidential. Contact me for further information and commencement of the transaction. Thank you for your kind co-operation Drane Hudson (Esq) YOU CAN ALSO REACH ME THROUGH MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS (firstname.lastname@example.org) Kindly furnish me with the following information in order to expedite the process; 1. Your full name as stated in your international passport. 2. Your residence address, age and occupation. 3. Your Cell phone and Fax numbers for easier communication