Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Barrister Peter Van Smith <>

This email with the subject "SUBJECT MATTER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 19 Jan 2007 09:24:47 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Barrister Peter Van Smith <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am Barrister Peter Van Smith, a solicitor at law. I was the personal attorney to Eng, John 
McPherson, a national of your country who used to work with an oil servicing company here in 
Amsterdam-Netherlands after which be referred to as my client. Eng, John McPherson 62 years of age 
made a fixed deposit of fund valued at USD$14,500,000 (Fourteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand 
United States Dollars Only) with a Security Company/Finance Firm here in Europe and unfortunately 
lost his life in an Egyptian charter plane Boeing 737 which crashed into the Red Sea early on 
January 3 shortly after taking off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing all the 135 
passengers and 13 crew members aboard, Ref: (View: He left no clear beneficiary as 
Next of Kin except some vital documents related to the deposit still in my possession.
Recently, the governing body of the Security Company/Finance Firm contacted me on this matter, 
requesting that I should notify the next of kin of my late client to claim the funds and I am yet 
to provide the Next of Kin to lay claims to the Fund. I know that my client had no living next of 
kin but I went ahead and made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my late clients 
extended relatives but this has proved unsuccessful. Under a clear and legitimate agreement with 
you, I seek your consent to present you as the next so that my late client's fund will not be 
confiscated by the Security Company.
You and I can share the money, you will be entitled to 50% of the total fund for your role as the 
relative and next of kin of my late client, 40% for me while 10% is to be marked out for any 
expenses that will be incurred during the clearance or process of transfer of the fund to your bank 
account. Be informed that there is no risk involved as all necessary legal documents that will be 
used to back you up as the legal beneficiary and next of kin of my late client will be procured.
All I require is your sincerity, honesty, co-operation and utmost good faiths to enable us see this 
deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will 
protect you from any breach of the law. Kindly, get in touch with me by my e-mail 
( or telephone to enable us discuss further. You may also send your telephone 
number so that I can call you. Do not forget that a transaction of this magnitude require utmost 
confidentiality and sincerity. I look forward to your urgent response.
Thank you, 
Peter Van Smith
Tel: +31616729060