Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Eric Thompson <>

This email with the subject "RE: MATTER OF URGENCY. 1" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 30 Jul 2007 02:39:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Eric Thompson <>, although it may have been spoofed.

From: Attorney Eric Thompson. {Esq.}
Phone:  1314 815 5662
Attn: Trusted Deal.

Dear Partner,
Good day, Firstly, I apologize for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a 
Certified mail/Post-mail. This is due to the urgency and importance of the information. Hence, this 
letter to you. I humbly crave your indulgence to read this e-mail with all seriousness of purpose 
devoid of any doubt in your mind because this project is based on Trust, Confidentiality and 
Sincerity of purpose in order to have an acceptable meeting of the minds. I am a forty five (45) 
years old established American Lawyer. My client who
was Michael Keogh (Now deceased) hereinafter shall be referred to as "My Client."

3years years ago, my client successfully executed a contract for the Federal Government worth $14.3 
million dollars. A part payment of $6.million dollars was paid to my client, while the balance of 
$8.3million Dollars was still unpaid before my client died. However, all my efforts to locate the 
possible next of kin proved abortive.

Until his sudden demise, He was not married and was 44years old. Now he crux of this E-LETTER is 
that the Federal Government is fully paying all contractors who have successfully executed their 
contracts. My client is among those due to be paid in this second quarter payment schedule. As his 
personal attorney before his sudden death, I have been officially notified and instructed to 
forward particulars of my client's next of kin so that he/she can be paid the outstanding 
$8.3Million dollars.

I know he did not leave any valid WILL because he died intestate. This fund will therefore be paid 
to whosoever I present to his bank [CITIBANK LONDON] as the possible next of kin. In a nutshell, I 
intend to channel this fund to the account of a clever but reliable person who upon successful 
payment of the money will earn 50% thereof, while 50% will be for me. Your nationality does not 
matter as all modalities have been perfected and put in place to pay whoever I present as the next 
of kin.

This transaction will take about 8 working days only to conclude as soon as you indicate your 
interest. For prompt action, contact me urgently by email through [] I shall 
role out the modalities for the actualization of this project as soon as I receive your response. 
Please, do accord this transaction the confidentiality it deserves.

Best Regards,
Attorney Eric Thompson. (Principal Partner)
US Attorney @ Law. Esq.

NB: You don't have to be a blood relative of my client to claim this inheritance. Please reply so 
that I can elucidate on how to proceed. Please reply via my alternative email address: