Scam Email received June 27, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
VERY URGENT – email@example.com
Dear Friend, It is obvious that this proposal will come to you as a surprise. This is because we have not met before but i am inspired to sending you this email,because there is huge fund transfer opportunity that will be of mutual benefit to both of us. However, I am Barrister Turaki Davis,the personal Attorney to the late Engr.Tony a national of country in Europe, who used to work with Shell Petroleum Development Company(SPDC) in Nigeria. On the 21st of April 2000 , 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 inquiries 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 over the Internet to locate any member of his family but of no avail,hence I contacted you. I contacted you to assist in repatriating 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$27million U.S dollars(twenty seven million U.S.America dollars) consequently,The bank issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days. since i have been unsuccessful in locating the 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 $27million U.S dollars can be paid to your account and then you and me can share the money. 55%to me and 40% 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 get in touch with me by my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to enable us discuss further. 1,Your Name 2,House Address 3,Your Phone/Fax Number 4,Your Age and Gender 5,Your occupation Yours Faithfully, Barrister Turaki Davis (Esq). email@example.com
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