Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Compliments

From: "John Wood LLP"<>

This email with the subject "Compliments" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 29 Dec 2010 22:47:35 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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

John Wood LLP
Will & Probate Solicitors
61 Gray’s Road London WC1X 8TH
Fax: +44-700-596-1494
Reply to Email:
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: .I will be expecting to hear from you.
Best Regards
John Wood.
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