Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Notification of bequest

From: "John Wood"<>

This email with the subject "Notification of bequest" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 29 Dec 2009 23:42:42 -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
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 United States 

Dollars only ($12.2Millionusd) 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 $12.2 Million Dollars 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: will be expecting to hear from you.
Best Regards 

John Wood.