Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: BEQUEST.

From: "Stephen Butt."<>

This email with the subject "BEQUEST." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 05 Apr 2009 15:43:05 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Stephen Butt."<>, although it may have been spoofed.

I am Mr.Stephen Butt, the accounting officer-in charge of the Private investment section of the 
above named Finance house. I have decided to contact you on a business Transaction that requires 
confidentiality, Trust and transparency, where both of us have a lot to benefit, during my 
investigation and auditing in the Accounts section, I came across a huge sum of money belonging to 
a deceased person. Though I know that contact of this nature will make any one apprehensive and 
worried, I am assuring you that everything has been taken care of, and you have nothing to fear at 
all and i would be very glad if you would allow me bring you to a clearer picture of what is on 
ground, what we intend to do and how we intend to do it.

He died in an air crash along with his wife on the 31st October 1999 in an Egyptianair line boeing 
990 with other passengers on board. Are you aware of any investment of considerable value made by 
such a person with any Private Bankers?Can you establish beyond reasonable doubt your eligibility 
to assume status of next of kin to the deceased?This enquiry involves a client who shares your 
surname. It was brought to my knowledge that the aforementioned client died intestate and nominated 
no next of kin to the title over investments made, we came to know of you via global databse 
center.The essence of this communication with you is to request that you provide me with 
information on three key issues.

Are you aware of any relative relation having the same surname, who’s last known, contact address 
was Brussels, Belgium?Are you aware of any investment of considerable  value 
made by such a person with any Private Bankers or can you establish beyond reasonable doubt your 
eligibility to assume status of next of kin to the deceased.

We cannot release the funds from his account unless someone applies for it or lays claim as the 
next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Upon this discovery, I now seek 
your permission and assistance to present you and have you stand as a next of kin to the 
deceased,so that the funds can be released and transfer to you, as all documentations will be 
carefully worked out by me for it to be released in your favor as the beneficiary's next of kin, if 
not the members of the board of directors will utilise it for their personal ggrandisement. Because 
after six years as this is the fifth year going it will be called back to the bank treasury as 
unclaimed bills and shared amongst the directors of the bank, so it is on this note i decided to 
seek for whom his name shall be used as the next of kin beneficiary rather than allow the bank 
directors to share it amongst themselves at the end of the year.

It may interest you to know that I have secured from the probate commission an order of mandamus to 
locate any of the deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance 
of our mutual business end eavour by furnishing me with the following information if you are 
interested. A beneficiary name, in order for me to prepare the documents for transfer in your name.

Direct Telephone and fax numbers for our personal contact and for easy communication between both 
of us. Upon your acceptance I shall send you my identity for more 
confidentiality and trust in each other as i shall trust you not to elope at completion. If this 
proposal is acceptable by you, please endeavor to contact me immediately. 
Do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, I await your urgent response.