E-mail scams are nothing new, but as long as people continue to document them across the internet, it will save the odd person from having their bank accounts emptied by Nigerian miscreants. The text from this one is the usual recycled rubbish, but the e-mail address and some other detail has not been documented by Google at the time of writing. The text is as below:
I AM BARRISTER WONG LEE , ATTORNEY AT LAW. My deceased client shares the same last
name as yours, who died as the result of a heart-related condition in March 12th 2005. His heart
condition was due to the death of all the members of his family in the tsunami disaster on the
26th December 2004 in Sumatra Indonesia . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake
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 Eighteen Million
dollars( US$18,000.000.00 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.
Barrister . Wong Lee,
Attorney At Law.
The e-mail address this came from is: email@example.com but one is urged to reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The header data is as follows:
This Email was sent at Wed, 11 Mar 2009 07:04:06 -0400
from this IP address:
IP Location: Toronto in Canada.