Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "CONFIDENTIAL MATTER." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 08 Jan 2007 14:40:45 -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 Friend,

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$18,500,000 (Eighteen Million,Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars
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:+31-616 729 060