Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


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This email with the subject "URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP (FROM: MR. BRIAN SMITH)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 19 Jul 2006 03:12:51 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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


19th July, 2006.

Dear friend,

I am Brian Smith Esq, my client is one of the top Managers of Midland 
Bank London Branch and his colleague in the same bank here in the 
United Kingdom have an urgent and very confidential business 
proposition for you.  On June 6th, 2001, a Chinese business man, Mr.
CHOW LIU, deposited in his personal safety deposit vault currency 
valued at £5,800,000.00 (Five Million, Eight Hundred Thousand British 
Pound Sterling) in my client's branch.  Upon expiration of the period 
of leasehold of his safety deposit vault two years ago, my client sent 
a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.

Some months ago, a reminder was sent and finally it was discovered 
that he had passed away.  On further investigation, it was discovered 
that he did not leave a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin 
were fruitless.   Further investigations revealed that Mr. CHOW LIU did 
not declare any next-of- kin in all his official documents in my 
clients' bank.  This sum of £5,800,000.00 is still in the Vault which 
was opened and the keys changed upon the expiration of the period of 
leasehold by my clients.  Consequently, my proposal is that my clients 
will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. CHOW 
LIU.  This is simple.  I will like you to provide me immediately with 
your full names and address so that by virtue of my position as an 
attorney, I will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits, which 
will put you inplace as the next of kin.

I shall do the drafting and notarization of the WILL and obtain the 
necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor, 
for the shipment of the funds through a courrier company to you. The 
money will be shipped by courier to you for us to share in the ratio of 
80% for me and my clients and 20% for you. I hope that is okay.  There 
is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be 
done by me as an attorney and the position of my client as the Branch 
Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you 
areinterested, please reply immediately via email:-   If on the other hand you are not 
interested please disregard this mail and I will not contact you 
again.  Upon your response, I shall then provide you with my phone 
number, more details of the transaction and the relevant documents that 
will help you understand.

Please observe utmost confidentiality and be rest assured that this 
transaction would be most profitable for all of us.

Best regards,
Brian Smith (Esq).