Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: van kess <>

This email with the subject "WHAT DO YOU THINK?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 21 Jan 2007 11:18:19 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was van kess <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend,

I wish to accost you with a request that would be of immense benefit to both of us. Being an executor of wills, it is possible that we may be tempted to make fortune out of our client's situations, when we cannot help it, or left with no better option.

The issue I am presenting to you is a case of my client who did not will a fortune to any next-of-kin. I am now faced with who to pass the fortune to.

It involves a time deposit of $18.3million (Eighteen Million, Three hundred thousand United States Dollars only) in an account in the Netherlands.

The circumstances surrounding the death of the depositor with no known nominated successor has made it difficult to locate anyone who is directly related to the deceased.

With very strong feeling that no one will ever come forward to claim the funds and the investigation coming to a close after several months, the need for assistance becomes crucial, as a next of kin to the depositor is earnestly sought for.

I have a legal and totally risk free means through which the funds can be released to you or your nominated bank account within a very short time after due documentation and authentication process.

The strategy is to use my position as his Attorney to present you as a next of Kin and beneficiary of the time deposit.
I expect your response and if in the affirmative, contact me on my direct telephone number: 00 31 619 703 333 or email me at:

I shall advice you on what we need to do.
Best regards,

Advocate Kees van Buuren.
Tell: 00 31 619 703 333

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