Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Paul Richard" <>

This email with the subject "A VERY URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 23 Jun 2008 11:44:14 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Paul Richard" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Terry Waya Chambers
409 Norton burg,
Accra, Ghana-West Africa.
Telephone +233-247547295,
Compliments of the day to you. 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 Barr. PAUL (Esq.), a legal practitioner. My client who was  a member board of trustees SPDC London was killed with his entire  family in a fatal accident, sparing none of their lives, some years ago. Before his death, I assisted him in the deposit of some funds with a Security Company for safekeeping. The funds have remained unclaimed since his death, and such unclaimed funds are appropriated and returned to the treasury as a matter of policy. Considering the lack of success in my bid to locate any of his relatives for over a year now, I hereby solicit your consent to enable me present you as the Next of Kin to my deceased client.

I am contacting you for two reasons. Firstly, you both have the same last name, which makes the claim most credible. Secondly, I strongly believe that the Security Company does not deserve to inherit the funds, These reasons led to my resolve to claim the funds which was why I contacted you, With your permission, I will proceed to establish you as the next of kin/Beneficiary to my late client. As soon as this is done, you will then give instructions to the Security Company, to transfer the deposited funds into another account you will provide, after which we shall then share the funds upon agreed terms.

Finally, I demand that you keep this transaction confidential till we complete the deal and also confirm that the funds have been transferred into any nominated bank account of ours. I would  want you to furnish me with the following information which will assist me  in this claim,
1,FULL NAME________________

5, AGE______________________
These information will assist me to secure the necessary papers in your name When I receive your response, I will provide you with further details.
I await your reply,