Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Legal Matter From Mr. Philip Pullman

From: "Mr. Philip Pullman"<>

This email with the subject "Legal Matter From Mr. Philip Pullman" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 02 Apr 2010 23:01:39 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mr. Philip Pullman"<>, although it may have been spoofed.



I was privileged to capture your names from the Internet. My name is Mr. Philip Pullman, a legal 
practitioner and the personal Attorney to my late client who died along with his wife and his two 
sons and one daughter on a ghastly motor accident over 3 years now August 13, 2006. All the 
occupants in the vehicle lost their lives. I am convinced that it was the grace of God that made me 
to locate you. My client was a successful and 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 but much progress 
was not recorded. My late client was an influential wealthy businessman, an oil magnate here in 
London, UK and he left behind a deposit of Ten Million Two Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds 
only GBP10,200,000.00 in his bank account with CUMBERLAND BUILDING SOCIETY UK here in London-United 
Kingdom. After the death of my client his bankers contacted me as his Attorney to provide his next 
of kin who should inherit his fortune.

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. Despairing at the point of exhaustiveness, 
fortunately I came across your name to my utmost amazement I discovered that you bear the same 
surname with my late client and coincidentally you are nationals of the same country. 

I am Convinced that you may be linked 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 hence I 
contacted you. 

I seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin to the Deceased since you are at an 
advantage, so that the proceeds of this Bank Account valued at GBP10.2m can be paid to you. 

We shall both share the funds 50% to me and 50% to you. 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: to enable us discuss further. 

Best Regards 

Mr. Philip Pullman.