Oh wow! Someone in Nigeria wants to give me a slice of $17.5 Million dollars!! Hmmm, just a bit suss.

Changed my email a bit to combat spam bots.

From The Desk Of:
Barrister Christian Anderson
Nigerian Bar Association
Senior Advocate Of Nigeria
Plot 51604,P.M.B 236 Lagos-Nigeria


Dear Beloved

How are you today? I hope all is well with you and your family. This mail may be surprise to you because you did not give me permission to do so and neither do you know me but before i tell you about my self i want you to please forgive me for sending the mail without your permission.I am Barrister Christian Anderson, a solicitor at law. Iam the personal attorney to Late Engineer David Boyce,a native of your country,who used to work with Shell Oil Development Company in Nigeria.

Here in after shall be referred to as my client.On the 21st of April 2002,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 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 havecontacted you to assist in repatriating the money and properties left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposit were lodged.

Particularly,in the Gulf bank plc where the deceased has an account valued at about US$17.5 Million has issued me a mandate to provide the next-of-kin or have the account confiscated within the 6 weeks.Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 3years now,I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased to have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$17.5 Million can be paid to you and then you and i can share the money. 60% to me and 40% to you.I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to backup 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 theLaw.Please get in touch with me immediately if you are interested and trustworthy as I do not have much time in mydisposal.pleasereply to Thank you in advance for your anticipated co-operation.

Best Regards,
Barrister Christian Anderson
Nigerian Bar Association
Senior Advocate Of Nigeria
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Also, he seems to have spoofed the to fields in some way (screenshot attatched). How would they do that? I know its possible to spoof emails by just telnetting to a mail server and doing it manually or getting a script to do it, is that how it would be done in that case?