Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "URGENT RESPONSE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 24 Aug 2007 18:20:57 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "BARR. PHILIP O. JOEL" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Dear Friend,
Good day, Firstly, I apologize for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a Certified mail/Post-mail. This is due to the urgency and importance of the information. Hence, this letter to you. I humbly crave your indulgence to read this e-mail with all seriousness of purpose devoid of any doubt in your mind because this project is based on
Trust, Confidentiality and Sincerity of purpose in order to have an acceptable meeting of the minds.I am a forty five (55) years old established Lawyer. My American client Late Mr. John E. Parker who based in Lagos (Now deceased) hereinafter shall be referred to as "My Client."Seven years ago, my client successfully executed acontract for the Federal Government worth $16.3 million dollars. A part payment of $6.million dollars was paid to my client, while the balance of  $10.3million Dollars was still unpaid before my client died. However, all my efforts to locate the possible next of kin proved abortive.
Until his sudden demise, He was not married and was 49years old. Now  the crux of this E-LETTER is that the Federal Government is fully paying all contractors who have successfully executed their contracts. My client is among those due to be paid in this third quarter payment schedule. As his personal attorney before his sudden death, I have been officially notified and instructed to forward particulars of my client's next of kin so that he/she can be paid the outstanding $10.3Million dollars. I know he did not leave any valid WILL because he died intestate. This fund will therefore be paid to whosoever I present to his bank [UNION BANK OF NIGERIA, PLC] as the possible next of kin. In a nutshell, I intend to channel this fund to the account of a clever but reliable person who upon successful payment of the money will earn 30% thereof, while 70% will be for me. Your nationality does not matter as all modalities have been perfected and put in place to pay whoever I present as the next of kin.
This transaction will take about 8 working days only to conclude as soon as you indicate your interest. For prompt action, contact me  urgently by email through[] I shall role out the modalities for the actualization of this project as soon as I receive your response. Please, do accord this transaction the confidentiality it deserves.
Best Regards,

BARR. PHILIP O. JOEL. (Principal Partner)
Attorney @ Law. Esq.
NB: You don't have to be a blood relative of my client to claim this inheritance. Please reply so that I can elucidate on how to proceed. Please reply via my alternative email

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