Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Fw: Presenting you as the Next of Kin

From: Arthur Luna <>

This email with the subject "Fw: Presenting you as the Next of Kin" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 31 Mar 2009 20:54:37 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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

--- On Tue, 3/31/09, fred smith <> wrote:
From: fred smith <>
Subject: Presenting you as the Next of Kin
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 6:07 PM

Dear, Sir\Madam

I solicit for your good refine temperament on this unwarranted mail, but hope you will consider it worth giving attention. Thus, a pre-meditated contact, trust and honour which I bestowed on your personality.

I am Barrister Frederic Smith, MD/CEO, F&S SOLICITOR,2 church street, Peter borough PE 1,Cambridgeshire,PEI 1 London. I was called to bar in 1983. Areas of Practice includes, Commercial Law, Insurance and Reinsurance, Banking, Commercial/ Judicial Review .I am, the Personal Attorney to a Foreign Contractor, who worked with a Multi-national Oil Firm in Venezuela.

On the 12th of July 2007, my client, a Mexican National, late Engineer Eduardo R. Andrew ,an oil Merchant / Contractor with the Shell Petroleum Plc met his death in a Ghastly motor accident.

All occupants of the car unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several inquiries to his Embassy to locate any of his extended relatives, without success. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but to no avail, hence I decided to contact you.

I have contacted you to assist me in repatriating the money left behind by my late client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank where this huge deposit were lodged and considering the present global Economic crises. Particularly, the Bank where the deceased and the wife have a joint account valued at about US$8.8 million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next twenty five official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at $8.8 million dollars can be paid to you and then you and I can share this money. 50% to me and 40% to you, while 10% 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. Get in touch with me via my private E-MAIL ADDRESS to enable us discuss on the modalities and process for the success of this transaction.

Please feel free to make your interest known, as your response will be appreciated. And I will like to have your Phone and Fax number for smooth communication as internet might not be too good in an important business information.



(Frederic Smith)