Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "TO MY FRIEND" <>

This email with the subject "GREETINGS AND COMPLEMENTS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 13 Sep 2007 03:25:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "TO MY FRIEND" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend
Greetings and compliments.

 I am Patrick Joop, a solicitor at law. I was the personal attorney to 
Eng.  Gilbert M. Reain, a national of your country who used to work with an
 oil  servicing company here in the Netherlands thereof be referred to as 
my  client.

 Eng. Gilbert M. Reain, 62 years of age made a fixed deposit of fund 
valued  at USD$12,500,000 (Twelve
 Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) with a  Finance
 Company 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 Finance Company 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 client's 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 of kin, so that my late client's fund will not be confiscated by  the
 Finance Company.

 You and I can share the money, you will be entitled to 40% of the  total 
fund for your role as the relative
 and next of kin of my late client, 50% 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 
faith 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 
( . You may also
 send your telephone number so that I can call you. Do not forget that  a 
transaction of this magnitude
 requires utmost confidentiality and sincerity. I look forward to your 
urgent response.

 Thank you,

Patrick Joop  Esq
Phone: +31-617-639-271.