Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Compliments

From: "John Wood"<>

This email with the subject "Compliments" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 02 Dec 2009 07:30:28 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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

John Wood LLP
Will & Probate Solicitors 
61 Gray’s Road London WC1X 8TH 
Fax: +44-700-596-1494
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I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise, Please accept the content in good faith. I do 
not intend to cause any grief to you and your family. The reason for sending this mail is very 
fundamental to the doctrine of human privileges and right. My name is Barrister John Wood a legal 
practitioner based in London and the personal Attorney to late Mr. Adams, a national of your 
country who died along with his wife and two sons who died in the Tube explosion between King's 
Cross-and Russell Square in London.
My client was a successful and is an accomplished family man, who made enough fortune before his 
untimely death. Since then I had made several Inquiries through your Embassy to locate any of my 
clients extended relative but this exercise has proved unsuccessful. After several unsuccessful 
attempts, I decided to trace his relatives through the Internet, to locate any member of his 
family, not much progress was recorded. My late client was an influential wealthy businessman, an 
oil merchant here in London and he left behind a deposit of Twelve Million Two Hundred Thousand 
Great Britain Pounds only (Ł12.2 Million Great Britain Pounds) in his domiciliary bank account in a 
commercial bank here in London.
After the death of my client his bankers contacted me, as his Attorney to provide his next of kin 
who should inherit his funds. The board of directors of his bank adopted a resolution and I was 
mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within 28 Working days or forfeit 
the money to the bank as an abandoned property. The bankers had planned to invoke the abandoned 
property decree of 1996 to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given to me. 
Fortunately, I came across your name, to my greatest astonishment, I discovered that you bear the 
same surname with my late client and coincidentally, you are nationals of the same country. Being 
convinced that you may be related with my late client or that you might provide clue to my search, 
I therefore, decided to contact with these facts before me, because of the similarities. By virtue 
of my closeness to the deceased and his immediate family, I am very much aware of my client 
financial standing and the bank account he operates. 
I have reasoned very professionally and I feel it will be legally proper to present you as the next 
of kin of my deceased client, so that you can be paid the funds left in his bank account. I 
therefore seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin to the Deceased since you are at an 
advantage, bearing the same surname and equally from the same country that the proceeds of this 
Bank Account valued at Ł12.2 Million Great Britain Pounds can be paid to you. We shall both share 
the funds. 40% for me and 55% to you, while 5% should be for Expenses or your Government may 
require as Tax. 
I shall assemble all the necessary Legal Documents that will be used to back up our claim. All I 
require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this 
will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. 
Please get in touch with me by email with the information below to enable us discuss further. 
Full names:
Telephone and fax numbers:
Marital Status:
A copy of your identity:
For privacy and confidentiality reply using my fax: +44-700-596-1494 or email: .I 
will be expecting to hear from you.
Best Regards 
John Wood.
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