Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "BUSINESS ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 16 Feb 2008 02:57:40 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "BARRISTER JOHN BAYES" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

PHONE: + 44-704-574-5473

Hello ,

I am John Bayes, a solicitor at law and Queens Counsel (QC), personal Attorney to Mr. ANDREAS 
SCHRANNER, a national of your country, who used to work with the Shell Development Company in 
London, here in shall be referred to as my client.

On Monday, 31st July, 2000, 13:22 GMT 14:22 UK , my client; his wife and their only daughter were 
involved in AF4590 CRASH.  Most of the occupants of the Plane including my client and his wife and 
daughter unfortunately lost their lives.  Since then I have made several enquiries with your 
Embassy here to locate any of my late client’s extended relatives.  These have proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to solicit the assistance of an external 
partner to help me transfer the funds abroad, hence I contacted you.  I have contacted you to 
assist in repatriating abroad the funds, valued at US $12 Million left behind by my client before 
it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the financial organization where this huge amount 
was deposited.

The said financial / security organization has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or 
have his (my late client) account confiscated within the next twenty-one working days.  Since I 
have been unsuccessful with locating the relatives for over 2 years now, I seek the consent to 
present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to 

Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss the sharing terms for 
transfer.   I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for the 
claim.   All I require from you is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction 
through.  I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangements that will protect 
you and me from any breach of the law now or in future.

I will want to assure you that nothing illegal  will be done here. Please believe it that with your 
maximum corporation,we will get this through in at most ten days.

Let me also know if you have handled such big money in the past. An honest answer to this question 
will also assist us in knowing how to further handle the project.

 Please get in touch with me via the above email address or phone number, for more details.  I 
contacted you by email because I believe it is more confidential.

Best Regards.

John Bayes QC.
(BA, L.L.B, MA)

 N.B   see for yourself the site of the plane crash