Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Business Trustee Needed 1:7:2009

From: "Joseph Clarke" <>

This email with the subject "Business Trustee Needed 1:7:2009" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 01 Jul 2009 02:27:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Joseph Clarke" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

88, Woolworth Rd
SE1 7AA,
London England

Dear Sir/Madam,

This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated
as such. I must solicit your confidentiality and assure you that I am
contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit.
I am Michael John Cambridge, a solicitor at law. I am the personal
attorney/sole executor to late Mr. Robert Mark Woodall, hereinafter
referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my
country and later died in a car crash with his immediate family in east
London on the 5th of November 2000.

My late client a former Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil
here in the United Kingdom left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight
Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling (9.8million pounds) with a
Finance Company. After the death of my client, the Finance Firm contacted
me, as his attorney to provide his next of kin who should inherit his
fortune this according to them is their policy in such circumstances.

I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of
his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his
abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I
had to inform the Finance Company about my fruitless effort in locating my
late client's close relative or his next of kin. The Board of Directors of
the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his
next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official
working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds.

The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the
company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the approved
period. I have reasoned very professionally and I can use a legal means to
present a next of kin of my deceased client.
This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of
the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and after
going through your profile on the internet, I was urged to contact you,
that I may, with your consent, present you to the "trustee" as my late
client's family member so as to enable you put up a claim to the Finance
Company in that capacity as a next of kin of my client.

My conditions:
1. The sum of 9.8million pounds only will be released to you after the
processing of all relevant legal documents with your name as the

2. This deal must be kept secret forever, and all correspondence will be
strictly by email     telephone, for security purposes.

3. There should be no third parties as most problems associated with this
kind of claims are usually caused by agents or representative.

I sympathize the death of my client but I think it is unprofitable for his
funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some financial
institution. My aim is to retrieve this fund and then both of us can share
the money 50% to me and 50% to you.
I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that
will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your
notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain
any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion
of this transaction.

Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get
in touch with me for better confidentiality and send to me your telephone
and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction.
My contact number is +447035901690

If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the
trust I have bestowed in you.

Thanks for your understanding.

Joseph Clark (Esq.)