Below are a few real scam emails I've received on my email account recently. I hope they will be helpful in some way to others. :wink:
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Charles Benson & Co.
Supreme Chambers
Legal Practitioner and Immigration Assistant.
N0. 1127 Adelabu Street,
Surulere, Lagos
Nigeria.
Phone: 011234-802-876-4762
Email: charlesbenson08@hotmail.com

Dear (last name),

I am Barrister Charles Benson, a solicitor at law. I am the personal
Attorney to Mr. Alan (last name) a foreigner, who used to work with
National oil
of Nigeria Plc. Here in after shall be referred to as my Client.

On the 21st of April 2001, my client, his wife and their only son were
involved in a car accident along sagbama express road. All occupants of
the
vehicle unfortunately lost their 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 track his last name over the Internet, to Locate
any
member of his family hence I contacted you.

I have contacted you to assist inrepartrating the assets and Capital
Valued
at US$15million left behind by my client before they get Confiscated or
declared unserviceable by the Bank where this Huge deposits were
lodged. The
said Bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the
account confiscated within the next fourteen official working days.
Since I
have been Unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2years now, I
seek
the Consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you
have
the Same last names, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid
to
your account and remit my share to me which the disbursement is 40% for
I,
40% for you and 10% each if we are to pay for any charges in throughout
this
transaction.

I have all necessary formation and shall provide legal documents needed
to
back you up for claim. All I require from you is your honest
cooperation to
enable us see this transaction through. Please reply via my alternate
email
address: charlesbenson08@hotmail.com

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement
that
will protect you from any breach of the law.

Best regards,
Charles Benson ESQ.
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Charles Benson & Co.
Supreme Chambers
Legal Practitioner and Immigration Assistant.
N0. 1127 Adelabu Street,
Surulere, Lagos
Nigeria.
Phone: 011234-802-876-4762
Email: charlesbenson08@hotmail.com

Dear (last name),

This is to acknowledge the receipt of your mail. It would interest me
to
inform you that their are procedures to an inheritance transaction so
therefore I shall send you necessary legal documents as we proceed.

Below is how this would work effectively as mapped out by me:
I have contacted you not because you are related to this my deceased
client
but because I want you to help me and assist carry out this transaction
mainly since you bear the same last name with him and I want to assure
you
that at the end of this transaction, you will forever be happy that you
are
involved as it will bring about a mutual financial long lasting
relationship
between us and our families and business to the fourth generation.

Based on this term As the Next of Kin of my late client,
you
are absolutely entitled to know the details of the transaction so as to
avoid mistakes. And it is quite simple and easy. The late Alan (last name)
my
client, died in an auto accident in one of his official assignments. In
view
of the fact that I am his personal attorney and in charge of his
assets, I
am in the know of all his belongings and so I have been searching for
anyone
that will come up to claim relationship with him so that I can present
him
to the Bank, where he has the sum of US$15million left in his account
deposit. Now the Bank contacted me forth night (2 weeks) ago to provide
the
Next of Kin of my late client within twenty-one days otherwise the
money
would be confiscated.

It is however on this premise that I write to inform you so that you
and I
can work together and have this money transferred into your account for
our
private use instead of returning the fund into their treasury as
unclaimed
fund. It would interest you to note that this transaction is a 100%
risk
free, besides I am also a lawyer by profession. Be assured that the
transaction does not have any legal implication on both parties. If it
were
to be I would not have involved myself given my profession. So all it
entails you to do is to act as the next of kin to Mr. Alan (last name).
This
will take place because I will need your information so that I can fill
an
application of letter of claim to the bank on your behalf , presenting
you
as Mr. Alan's next of kin.
Since you are ready and interested to work with me sincerely and
honestly, I
advise you to reconfirm to me your
1. Full name
2. Home address
3. Telephone, Fax and Mobile numbers.
4. Age and Occupation
As soon as you receive it, I shall forward the specimen application to
the
Bank.

I as the attorney to late Mr. Alan will invariably and
inevitably
become your attorney and will take care of any legality that comes out
should there be any. My dear, it is my expectation and believes that
with
this you will be absolutely satisfied and assured that you are on safe
ground. Should you not be convinced, feel free to call me on telephone
number +234-802-8764762(dial exactly 011234-802-8764762 while calling
from
the US/CANADA) and ask me any question that bothers you, but as for me,
I am
quite sure that we are going to work out together to your satisfaction.
Also, it is through your phone, fax or email that the best means of the
Bank
getting across to you.

Thank you for your anticipated co-operation and assistance while
unequivocally assuring you of my genuineness.

I await your immediate response and hoping for a good success.

Best regards
Charles Benson Esq..

PS: COMPENSATED AT THE END OF THE DEAL (40% FOR YOU AND 40% AND 10% FOR
CHARGES IF WE ACQUIRE ANY). *IF YOU ADHERE STRICTLY TO MY INSTRUCTION,
THIS
DEAL WILL BE OVER IN SEVEN (7) WORKING DAYS.