Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: business proposal

From: JOHN SCOT <>

This email with the subject "business proposal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 26 Jul 2007 04:59:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was JOHN SCOT <>, although it may have been spoofed.

235 springfield Road,
United Kingdom
Dear Friend

I hope this meets you in good health. My name is John Scot a
legal practitioner and Attorney to late Mr. Harley Grahams who died in
the Madrid bomb Blast of March 11th, 2004.
My late client was an influential wealthy businessman, a British
Contractor and a big time Oil dealer and the Principal owner of Oil
Alliance Company and he left behind a substantial amount of millions
of money with a Security and Finance company here in UK which I can
not disclose over the internet for security reasons.

Since he is dead and no more and no trace to any of his relatives
living or dead after all the efforts I have made in the past few
years, I want you to stand as my late client's next of kin/beneficiary
to claim the cash deposit.
I have employed every means possible to locate any of my client's
extended relatives (next of kin) but this exercise has proved

After the death of my client the manager of the company have made
several contacts to me, as his Attorney to provide his next of kin who
should inherit the deposited fund.
The Directors of the Security and Finance company where the fund is
currently being deposited adopted a resolution and I was mandated to
provide his next of kin for the payment of this money or forfeit the
money to the company. The company had planned to invoke a clause in
the property Act, to confiscate the funds after the expiration of a
period given to me. Despairing and at the point of desperation, I came
across your name and contact, while trying to locate documentation's
regarding possible relatives of my client. Convinced that you may be
able to act in locus for my late client as his next of kin, I
therefore, decided to contact you with these facts before me because
of the status quo. By virtue of my brief and my closeness to the
deceased, I am very much aware of my client's financial
standing, which he operated here in United Kingdom.
I have reasoned very professionally and I felt it would be legally
proper to present you as the next of kin of my deceased client and the
sole beneficiary of the cash deposit with it?s accrued interest. The
rest is between you and I and with my guide we can have you claim this
fund by standing as the next of kin to my late client, once this is
done we shall both share the funds at the ratio that will be
acceptable by both of us.
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 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. Please
get in touch with me and reply this letter as soon as possible.

I will give you more details as soon as I received your reply
urgently. Kindly send your swift reply with your direct phone number
to my confidential email address below.

Once I receive it, I will call you to discuss the modalities with you.

Best Regards,

John Scot