This email with the subject "URGENT ATTENTION NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Mar 2008 10:22:19 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Uba Tony <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
-- Dear friend, It is obvious that this proposal will come to you as a surprise.However, I am Barrister Uba Tony,the personal Attorney to the late Engr.Steve Moore a national of your country who used to work with Shell Development Company(SDC) in Nigeria.On the 21st of April 2001, my client,his wife And their three children were involved in a car accident along Sagamu/Lagos Express Road. Unfortunately they all lost their lives in the event of the accident.Since then I have made several enquiries to several Embassies to locate any of my clients extended relatives.This has also proved unsuccessful.After these several unsuccessful attempts,I decided to trace his relatives but of no avail hence I contacted you. I contacted you to assist in retrieving the money and property left behind by my client.I can easily convince the bank with my legal practice that you are the only surviving relation of my client.Otherwise the Estate he left behind will be confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged.Particularly, the Bank where the deceased had an account valued at about $14.7 million U.S dollars(Fourteen Million and Seven Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) Conseqently,the bank issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account onfiscated within the next ten official working days. since i have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over several 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 at $14.7 M USD(Fourteen Million and Seven Hundred Thousand United States Dollars can be paid to your account and then you and I can share the money. 55%to me and 40% to ou,while 5% should be for expenses or tax as your government may equire. This information such as stated below are required from you: 1.your full name 2.Resident Address 3.Telephone/Fax Numbers 4.Your Occupation 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 see this deal through.I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.Please get in touch with me by my private email to (firstname.lastname@example.org) enable us discuss further. Yours Faithfully, Barrister Uba Tony(Esq)