Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Barrister John Smith"<>

This email with the subject "STAND AS NEXT OF KIN." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 18 Aug 2008 06:26:27 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Barrister John Smith"<>, although it may have been spoofed.


Dear Friend,

How are you today? And how are your family? Hope you are all doing fine?, if so glory be to God.

I am Barrister John Smith, an attorney at law based here in Lagos Nigeria, A deceased client of 
mine, by name Mr Andrew and who here in after shall be referred to as my client, died as the result 
of a heart-related illness but before his death ,his entire family was involved in the last bomb 
explosion in Ikeja Lagos part of Nigeria, so this means that after the death of his children and 
wife when he returned from a business trip and was told about the bomb incident, he went straight 
into sickness and developed a heart related illness until he finally died at the Saint Nicolas 
Hospital here in Lagos Nigeria .

I am contacting you to assist in transferring the money left behind by my client before it is 
confiscated or declared unserviceable by the SECURITY COMPANY where this deposit valued at 
$10,000,000.00 million dollars was lodged. This SECURITY COMPANY has issued me a notice to contact 
the next of kin, or the account will be confiscated.

I have tried all my possible best to locate any of my late client extended family or relation in 
your country through your embassy here in Nigeria, but all my efforts was abortive since the 
embassy was not able to provide valuable information?s to this, again i received another letter 
from the security company which states that i should present to them the next of kin of my late 
client , so that they can pay the $10,000, 000.00 to him as the beneficiary of the funds or the 
money will be converted into their company treasury and will be regarded as unclaimed bills ,which 
after then the funds can not be paid to any body and they also make this clear to me in the letter .

The reason i am contacting you is that i want us to do this business together , i will guarantee 
your security since i am also a lawyer and i want to also assure you that this transaction will not 
take more than 7 working days and so it is possible for you to use your own share to finance your 
present business over there in your country .
My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of 
my named client, since MY CLIENT DIED WITHOUT ANY NEXT OF KIN OR CHILDREN, so that the proceeds of 
this account can be paid to you AS THE NEXT OF KIN . Then we can share the amount on a mutually 
agreed-upon percentage. 50% TO YOU AND 50% TO ME AS PARTNERS.

All legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin will be provided. All I 
require is your honest co-operation to enable transfer of the funds into your account over there in 
your country, and understand that the late man is a foreigner and since you are also a foreigner, 
the security company will transfer to you the funds as the next of kin ,and then i will meet with 
you in your country to take my share of 50% ,i will prepare the legal backups , and understand that 
everything will be done legally and as soon as the whole funds are transferred to your account in 
your country, I will fly in to meet with you for sharing which i have indicated to you already in 
this proposal that we will share the money 50% to you and 50% to me.

This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the 
law of my country or your country and understand that this transaction will not take your time 
,will be complete in estimated time of 7 working days upon your acceptance and co-operation with 
this proposal.

My late client was not a Nigerian and in this a Nigerian can not stand as his next of kin ,this is 
the reason i am contacting you since you are also not a Nigerian it will be acceptable by the 
security company to pay to your account the funds as beneficiary and next of kin to my late client 
. Please contact me at once to indicate your interest, as soon as you respond i will send to you 
all vital documents regarding this deal.

Send to me your

MOBILE NUMBER _________________

FAX NUMBER _____________________

ADDRESSS ______________________

i am expecting your mail immediately.

Best regards,
Barrister John Smith