A Scam Email with the Subject "BE HIS NEXT OF KIN" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 03 Feb 2006 13:12:58 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "ESQ Paul Harden & Co" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Paul Harden & Co Swan Center, Fishers Lane Chiswick London, W4 1RX. UK. Email:- email@example.com Dear Friend. I am writing you this proposal on behalf of my chambers. I got your information as a result of my personal search for a honest person whom i will work with,hence I decided to seek your views if you will work with me, due to the sensitivity of this transaction and my position as a lawyer. I am Paul Harden from UK, representing Mr. Martin Greenberg, a foreign, Engineer by profession, who died since 1999, in an Egypt Air crash, on the 31st October along with other passengers on board. Before his death, he has a huge sum of (US$25.5) which no other person knew about, he intended to invest the funds in Southern part of Africa. This fund has NO other beneficiary and I have the original documents of Deposit/claim certificate to claim the money of which the amount involved is (US$25.5M) Twenty Five Millions five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars. The fund is right now under the custody of a Security Company, which I will not like to disclose at the moment until I confirm your willingness to assist me in this project. Few days ago, the Security Company sent me a letter, since I was his lawyer, asking me to present his NEXT OF KIN, to enable them release the said funds. My desire is to be able to source for a foreign partner who is honest and trustworthy individual,so that I can present to the Security Company as the NEXT OF KIN of the Late Mr. Greenberg so that the fund can be release to him/her. If you are willing to assist me in this transaction, your compensation will be (20% ), while I receives (70%) and the balance of (10%) for taxes and other miscellaneous expenses. This transaction is 100% risk free provided you treat the transaction with utmost secrecy and confidentiality and also with my position as Esquire, I will perfect all the necessary documents on your name as soon as you are ready to do this deal with me. Endeavour to email me the following information at firstname.lastname@example.org Names, Address, Phone and Fax Numbers, Age, Sex, Marital Status and Occupation. Thank you and God Bless. Paul Harden Advocate & Solicitor Paul Harden & Co Swan Center, Fishers Lane Chiswick London, W4 1RX. UK. Phone:+4470401409407