Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Dear One From Mr Punter

From: "Mr Punter" <>

This email with the subject "Dear One From Mr Punter" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 23 Aug 2008 02:55:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mr Punter" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear One From Mr Punter


My name is Mr. Punter; a branch Manager at Northern Rock Bank Plc, Doxford Branch London-United Kingdom .  I came across your contact information on web while searching for investment options overseas. I am an account officer to one Mr. Morris Thompson a customer in my branch who died in the year 2000. Mr. Thompson was a consultant in Linton Fuel Oils Ltd London, UK and has a Fixed Deposit of Three Million United States Dollars {US$3,000,000.00} with our bank to run for a period of 6 years from 1999 to 2005.


I am contacting you because the fixed deposit has matured but no one to stand for the claim. Mr. Thompson left London some years back and did not come back. I made several attempt to locate him only to discover that he went to Mexico for a vacation with his wife and daughter and unfortunately lost their life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on 31st January 2000.


Now the bank has mandated me as his account officer to provide any of his relative to stand for the claim within two months since the depositor died with his wife whom he indicated as his next of kin in the crash. To this effect, I have decided to link anybody to stand as Mr. Thompson's next of kin in order to claim this money since it is obvious that the bank did not know any of his relative. If you accept to stand as Mr. Thompson's next of kin to claim this inheritance, I am willing to split the funds into two parts, for each of us having an equal share of One Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$1,500,000.00)


However, there is no risk involved in this transaction, as I will give you all information you may need about Mr. Thompson and his banking relationship with our bank to enable you stand as his next of kin to receive this money in your account. Note that next of kin can be friends, business partners, extended relatives and club mates so nationality cannot be a hindrance provided you meet with all requirements which only person related to the deceased could be in possession of.


Once you file for the claim, I will do the rest for you in the inside and get the fund released in your name. I will also employ a lawyer who will follow up all the processes on your behalf and shall secure all the documents that will confirm you true next of kin to late Mr. Thompson. Already, I have some of the documents as I was directly in charge of Mr. Thompson's account because he requested that he wants me as the bank manager to be directly responsible for his account and for that reason, he entrusted most of his banking documents in my care for safe-keep in our strong room.


I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. I shall be coming over to your country for my share and investment after the successful completion of this transaction. I am optimistic that we will conclude this transaction within three weeks upon your compliance in applying for the claim to our head office. If you are interested and capable, please get back to me through email
Thanking you in advance for your anticipated co-operation




 Mr. Punter

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