Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Compliment.


This email with the subject "Compliment." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 12 Oct 2006 08:22:59 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

305-307 Neasden Lane, Neasden

Dear Sir

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 Paul Martins a 
legal practitioner with the Landmark Chambers based in London and the personal Attorney to late Mr. 
Richard, a national of your country who died along with his wife and two sons  in the Tube 
explosion between King's Cross-and Russell Square in London 7th July,2005.

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 magnet here in London and he left behind a deposit of Seven Million,Five 
Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only ($7.5Million USD) 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 convince 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 $7.5 million Dollars can be 
paid to you. We shall both share the funds. 40% for me while you take 60%.

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.

For privacy and confidentiality reply using my email.

Best Regards 

Barrister Paul Martins.