The first time this scammer contacted me, he went under the name of Fidelis Izuka. This time the attorney’s name is changed to Richard Ubani. The company name in the setup is changed from Eleme Construction & Development Company into Chevron Oil, but otherwhise it’s pretty much the same mail. Both are based on the fact that my family name should be Niklas, which it isn’t. It might be the same scammer, or it might be a copycat.
However, it’s published here for your entertainment, and to warn the internet community against an iscammer on the loose:
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
I am Barr. Richard Ubani (SAN) personal attorney to Mr.Hartmann Niklas, a national of your country, who used to work with Chevron Oil Company here in Nigeria (”hereinafter shall be referred to as my client”). My client with his entire family (The wife and Children) were involved in the explosion in Lagos, Nigeria, on January 27, 2002 which, claimed many lives and property. Unfortunately, my client and the family lost their lives in that disaster that needed not to have happened. Since then I have made several inquiries 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.
My purpose of contacting you is to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client prior to his death before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the company where this huge deposits were lodged in, where the deceased had an account valued at about US$2.8 Million dollars.
The company had issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next 14 official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over one year now I seek your consent as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name/surname so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$2.8 million dollars can be paid to you. I have all the necessary official and legal documents that can be used to back up your claim. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable me as the legal attorney to the deceased in seeing that you receive your inheritance fund. I guarantee that this will be executed legitimately to protect you from any breach of the law.
I Implore you to get back to me via this email address firstname.lastname@example.org,
upon your acceptance to claim the inheritance fund,
Barr. Richard Ubani (SAN)