Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Dear friend,

From: "KIAN"<>

This email with the subject "Dear friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 18:30:21 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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


Dear friend,

My name is Lee Kian a legal practitioner with lee kian ong law-firm in Capital city Abuja,Nigeria.

I found your contact/profile some where over the internet and it gave me
the greatest joy,that you are the one I have been looking for.Whom I
strongly believe could execute this transaction with me.And being more
positive that with your capability,that this transaction of transferring
US$17,500,000.00 will be successfully accomplished.

My purpose of contacting you is for you to help secure the funds left
behind by my late client,to avoid it being confiscated or declared
unserviceable by the Finance House.Where this fund valued
(US$17,500,000.00)seventeen Million five hundred thounsand United State
Dollars deposited by my client before his death in 11 November 2008

You might be wondering why am I communicating with you,believe it or not it
is simply because you and my late client have the same surname.Though this
is coincidental,I strongly believe,you could help me in the task which is
the distribution of my late client's funds.

And the said funds in the Finance House is considered "UNSERVICEABLE"after
my client passed away as there were no indication of next of kin whatsoever
that the Institution could consider as a beneficiary for the said funds.

Being my late client's legal adviser,the Institution notified my
office,that I need to produce and to contact the next of kin of my deceased
client,to either "REACTIVATE" the account or to "MAKE CLAIMS" of the said
funds which is carrying a monthly surcharge.

Now,my intention is purely to seek your consent to kindly present you as
the legal next of kin/beneficiary to my late client's funds.This would mean
that the proceeds of the said funds would be released to you.After the
release of the funds to you,we shall then share it mutual,which will be 50%
to me and 50% to you.

My office would provide documents to back up your claim.The most important
thing I need is your honest/sincere cooperation in this task.And I assure
you that this transaction will be legally executed according to the
dictates of the law,which will protect you from any infraction of the law.

However,if this business proposition offends your moral ethics,do accept my
sincere apology.If on the contrary you wish to achieve this goal with
me,kindly get back to me with your interest immediately for further details.
Please contact me at once to indicate your interest. This is my private

I look forward to your quick reply.

Best regards,

Mr.Lee Kian ong(Esq.)