This email with the subject "URGENT!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 19 Mar 2008 00:48:19 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was James Richard <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attn, I am Barrister james richard,a Solicitor at law. I am the Personal Attorney to Engr Patrick, a national of your country, who used to work with shell development company in Nigeria.On the 21st of April 1999, my client, his wife And their three children were involved in a car accident along Sagbama Express Road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost thier lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your 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 over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but to no avail, hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repartrating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confisicated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged.Particularly, the Bank where the deceased had an account valued at about 12.5 million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confisicated within the next ten official working days. Since i have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over 2 years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you are from the same country and bears the same surname as his so that the proceeds of this account valued at $12.5 million dollars can be paid to you as his next of kin and then you and me can share the money. 65% to me and 30% to you,while 5% should be for 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 see 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 if you have accepted in transacting this deal with me. Get in touch with me through my Telephone Number-- 234 8082-5771-13 and as well email me through my alternative email address which is: firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your interest and also to discuss further so as tell you the necessary proceedings to follow to get this fund transfered to your bank account. It is 100% risk free. Thanks and God bless Barrister email@example.com Note,it is very important you reply me with: firstname.lastname@example.org for security reason