Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Mr Bas Hans <>

This email with the subject "I NEED YOUR CONFIDENCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 23 Jul 2008 19:53:16 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mr Bas Hans <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend, 

Greetings and compliments. 

I am Bas Hans, a solicitor at law. I was 
the personal attorney to Eng. Gilbert M. 
Reain, a national of your country who used 
to work with an oil servicing company here 
in the Netherlands thereof be referred to 
as my client. Eng. Gilbert M. Reain, 62 
years of age made a fixed deposit of fund 
valued at USD$12,500,000 (Twelve Million, 
Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars 
Only) with a Finance Company here in Europe 
and unfortunately lost his life in an 
Egyptian charter plane Boeing 737 which 
crashed into the Red Sea early on January 3 
shortly after taking off from the resort of 
Sharm el-Sheikh, killing all the 135 
passengers and 13 crew members aboard, Ref: 

He left no clear beneficiary as Next of Kin 
except some vital documents related to the 
deposit still in my possession. Recently, 
the governing body of the Finance Company 
contacted me on this matter, requesting 
that I should notify the next of kin of my 
late client to claim the funds and I am yet 
to provide the Next of Kin to lay claims to 
the Fund.

I know that my client had no living next of 
kin but I went ahead and made several 
inquiries to your embassy to locate any of 
my late client's extended relatives but 
this has proved unsuccessful. Under a clear 
and legitimate agreement with you, I seek 
your consent to present you as the next of 
kin, so that my late client's funds will 
not be confiscated by the Finance Company. 

You and I can share the money, you will be 
entitled to 40% of the total fund for your 
role as the relative and next of kin of my 
late client, 50% for me while 10% is to be 
map out for any expenses that will be 
incurred during the clearance or process of 
transfer of the fund to your bank account. 
Be informed that there is no risk involved 
as all necessary legal documents that will 
be used to back you up as the legal 
beneficiary and next of kin of my late 
client will be procured. 

All I require is your sincerity, honesty; 
co-operation and utmost good faith 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. Kindly, get 
in touch with me by my e-mail 
( or telephone to 
enable us discuss further. You may also 
send your telephone number so that I can 
call you. 

Do not forget that a transaction of this 
magnitude requires utmost Confidentiality 
and sincerity. I look forward to your 
urgent response. 

Thank you, 

Bas Hans. 
Phone: 0031-617-639-271.