Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: George Brown <>

This email with the subject "MY PRESENT SITUATION HERE IN MANCHESTER {}" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 20 Aug 2008 11:13:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was George Brown <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Sir,
I am Mr. George Mokoena Brown, a British Attorney based in Manchester, United Kingdom and the personal Attorney to Late Mr. Thomas  Michelle. Late Mr.Thomas Michelle was a private oil consultant/ contractor with the Shell Oil Company in Saudi Arabia before his death, hereinafter shall be referred to as my client.  On the 3rd day of January 2004, my client and his wife along with their two children were among the victims of Boeing 737 Egyptian Airliner that crashed into the Red Sea.  Since then, I have made several enquiries from the French embassies to locate his next of kin or any of his extended relatives, but all to no avail. My client made a deposit in a bank at Manchester valued presently at £19,800,000.00 {Nineteen Million, Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds
Sterling} and the bank has issued me an official notification to provide his next of kin or beneficiary by will, otherwise the account will be confiscated within the next thirty (30) working days. Since I have been unsuccessful to locate any of my late client's relatives for over three (3) years now, I seek your consent to permit me to present you as the next of kin of my late client’s estate so that the proceeds of this account would be transferred to you.
Already, I have set out modalities for achieving my aim of appointing a next of kin as well as transfer the money out of this country, for us to share the money in the ratio of 53% for me and 35% to you, The 2% of the fund will serve as reimbursement of expenses any of us will make in the course of this transaction. While we shall collectively donate the remaining balances of 10% to any Charity Organizations of our choice. It is my intention to achieve this transfer in a legitimate way, all I required is your trust, honesty co-operation, and confidentiality to enable us sees this transaction through. This is a very legal business that I am very sure of its success and is absolutely 100% risk free. Kindly signify your willingness to assist me by sending me an email
for further procedures relating to this transaction. If you are serious, then your prompt response shall include the following information:   {A}. Your direct telephone number and complete location address in Australia. {B}. Your occupation . Once I receive your positive response, I will then furnish you with more details on how we shall proceed with the claim. 
I look forward to receiving your prompt response.
Sincerely submitted,
Mr. George M. Brown {Esq.}
{Principal Partner}