Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Arthur Carter <>

This email with the subject "Fw: A NOMINATED TRUSTEE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 20 Mar 2009 19:57:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Arthur Carter <>, although it may have been spoofed.

--- On Fri, 3/20/09, james okon <> wrote:

From: james okon <>
Date: Friday, March 20, 2009, 7:17 AM

Dear Friend

I am Barrister James okon, a Solicitor and also the Personal Attorney to Engineer Kaith Howard,  who used to work with shell development company in Nigeria.On the 4th of March 2006, my client was involved in an auto crash which  he died of.  After several unsuccessful attempt to reach his relatives, i thought of this idea of contacting you.I have contacted you on trust to assist me in receiving as a nominated trustee, the sum of 34million US dollars left behind by my client; his bank here will sooner than later suspend his account and thereafter  confiscate the money if there is no beneficiary coming forward to claim the said fund.    

Since I have been unable to locate the relatives for about three years now I seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin to the deceased so that the fund can be remitted to you as the next-of-kin and trustee for our mutual benefit.The sharing percentage is as follows if only you will be honest to assist me - 35% for your assistance as next-of-kin, 60% for me and the remaining 5% shall
be for expenses or taxes as your government may require.All necessary legal document that will back up your claim of this money will be secured on your behalf All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see that this deal comes through. I guarantee you that this business will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of  law.

Expecting your prompt response to enable us get started.
Barrister James okon