Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Letter From Mr. John Bond.

From: John Bond <>

This email with the subject "Letter From Mr. John Bond." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 01 Apr 2007 17:13:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was John Bond <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Direct and private cell number +447040114795
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Dear Friend,

I am Mr. John Bond, deputy senior regional manager at Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance in Yorkshire. I 
have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. 

On June 6, 2000, Mr. Barry Kelly made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for forty-eight months, 
(being four years) valued at US$40,000,000.00, (forty Million, Dollars) in my branch.

Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a 
month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his employers, that Mr. Barry Kelly died 
from tsunami on his holidays in Thailand 26 December 2004. On further investigation, I found out 
that he died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Barry Kelly did not declare any kin 
or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This 
sum of US$40,000,000 has carefully been moved out of my bank to a security company for safekeeping.

No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to British Law, at the expiration of (three) 
years, the money will revert to the ownership of the British Government if nobody applies to claim 
the fund.

Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you to stand in as the owner of the money I deposited 
it in a security company in two trunk boxes though the security company does not know the contents 
of the boxes as I tagged them to be photographic materials for export. I am writing you because I 
as a public servant (Manager with the bank), I cannot operate a foreign account or have an account 
that is more than $1m.

I want to present you as the owner of the boxes in the security company so you can be able to claim 
them with the help of my attorney. This is simple. I will like you to provide immediately your full 
names and address so that the Attorney will prepare the necessary documents which will put you in 
place as the as the owner of the boxes.

The money will be moved out for us to share in the ratio of 70% for me and 30% for you. There is no 
risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the Attorney and this will 
guarantees the successful execution of this transaction.

If you are interested, please reply immediately via my email address upon your response, I shall 
then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the 

Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most 
profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in (Buying of 
properties like houses, hotels and doing charity works etc)

Please do send me your private/mobile telephone fax number so that we can have a smooth 

Awaiting your urgent reply ONLY via my email ( )

Thanks and regards.
John Bond.

Reply me only on this my alternative email