Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Good Friend ??

From: Barrister Paul Cole Esq <>

This email with the subject "Good Friend ??" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 01 Mar 2008 06:09:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Barrister Paul Cole Esq <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attached Message
Attention: My Good Friend 

I am Barrister Paul Cole (Esq). I have a client Mr Mark , 
who bears the same last name with you, and a national of 
your Country who used to work with Mekon Associates Company 
in London, On the 2nd of August 2004, my client, his wife and their 
three children were involved in a car accident along Manchester 
Express Road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their 

Since then I have made several enquiries to your Embassy to 
locate any of my client's extended relatives, this has also proved 
unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided 
to trace his relatives over the internet, to locate any member of his 
family but of no avail, hence I contacted you. 

I have contacted you to assist me in repatriating the money left 
behind by my late client before they got confiscated or declared 
unserviceable by the Finance House where these huge deposits 
were lodged. 

Particularly, the Finance House where the deceased had an account 
valued at about US$20M has issued me a notice to provide the 
next-of-kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official 
working days.Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for 
over nine (9) months now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin 
to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$20M 
can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money, 50% to me 
and 50% for you. 

I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to 
back up any claim we may make, all I require is your honest 
co-operation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee 
that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will 
protect you from any breach of the law. 

Please get in touch with me immediately you acknowledge the good 
receipt of this message, do not forget to send me your direct telephone 

number, so that I can put a call through to you for an extensive 
discussion on this deal. 

Anticipating your prompt response. 

Yours Sincerely, 


Pricipal Partner, (Barrister Paul Cole Chambers London UK.)