Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Joy Marshall <>

This email with the subject "FW: INHERITANCE FUNDS CLAIM...!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 17 Jul 2008 09:25:59 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Joy Marshall <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 17:12:01 +0100

Good day,
Before I start, I must first apologize for this unsolicited mail to you. However, I am Barrister Kelk Young, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to late Mr. Morris Thompson. a national of your country, who until his death was a contractor with Chevron Oil Exploration Company in Nigeria. Here in after shall be referred to as my client.
In Continental Trust Bank, there is an unclaimed sum of US$12M United States Dollars (Twelve Million  United States Dollars) in a deposit account that belongs to my Late client Mr. Morris Thompson an American who unfortunately lost his life in the air crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31st 2000, including his wife and only daughter *may there soul rest in the bossom of God*. You shall read more about the incident on visiting this Link below if you so wish.
Since the authorities of the bank where the funds was deposited got the information about my client's untimely death i.e {Morris Thompson} as the name implies, They have been expecting his or her next of kin or extended relatives to come over and lay claims on his large deposited sum of money because they cannot release the money to any person or organization unless somebody applies for the claim as the next-of-kin or extended relation to the deceased as indicated in the constitution of the governing council of the land.
Unfortunately, his direct supposedly next of kin being his only daughter died along with him in the air crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of these funds he left behind unclaimed. I decided to contact you to assist in repatriating the money in a foreign account of yours for our mutual benefits. Hence i have concluded plans to secure the legal documentation in your name for the claim of the money as the next-of-kin of my late client. My main aim and objective is to secure the money in your custody for subsequent disbursement and good investments opportunity, since nobody is coming forward to make claims
on the money and it wouldn't be fare if this money goes back into Government treasury as unclaimed bills.
The law and constitution here stipulates that such money remained after five or six years unclaimed will be confiscated into the government treasury as unclaimed bills. I have resolved and agreed within myself that 40% of this money will be for you as my foreign partner who provides the necessary logistics for the deal to be effected, while 40% will be for me and the remaining 20% will go to a charity organization of our choice. I have also resolved to destroy any paperwork regarding to this deal as soon as the takes transfer place into your account. More so, I shall visit your country if you so wish or alternatively, any suitable country that would be conducive for the disbursement of the money according to our agreed terms as indicated above, once this money gets into your bank account.
Note: this deal should be confidential for our safety and above all risk and security free. Upon the receipt this mail, you read and understand it contents and ready to strike the deal with me, you should contact me via e-mail and if you are not interested to work with me, never mind responding to the letter. Also note: that all necessary arrangements for the release of this money into your nominated bank account has been perfected. I shall discuss much in details when your positive response is acknowledged. Furthermore, in your response include your telephone number for easy and official conversation.

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