Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Dear My. Trust worthy Fellow,


This email with the subject "Dear My. Trust worthy Fellow," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 16 Apr 2008 15:19:43 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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

 Barrister Richard Duke (Esq.)
 R. Duke Chambers & Advocates
 Attorney & Solicitors.

Date: 16 / 04 / 08

Dear My. Trust worthy Fellow,

I am Barrister Richard Duke personal attorney to Dr. David Adams, a foreign Merchant who used work 
with Adams Group. On the 2nd of February 2005, my client and his wife were involved in an auto 
crash along the Carter Bridge on their way back from the airport. It was so unfortunate that they 
lost their life in the auto accident. Most sadly, their only Son, Roland who was in the same car 
with them also died in the crash. Since then I have made several enquiries to locate any of my 
client's extended relatives but this proved unsuccessful.

First, as his Personal Attorney, I could formally notify the bank authorities where my late client 
made a deposit that my client is dead and has no one to benefit his deposited funds, and in this 
case the funds will be forfeited to the Government treasury after some times as an unclaimed funds. 
 As a matter of fact, this is the proper thing I am supposed to do as a professional lawyer.  
However, another thing I can do is to seek for someone else, a foreigner (just as you) to act as 
the Next-of-kin of my late client's so that the Bank will transfer this funds into your nominated 
Bank account. This is the option that I can do to help anybody and myself since the funds will be 
marked unclaimed bills to the Government treasury account.

After all the several unsuccessful attempts, since it is not compulsory that the next-of-kin must 
be a blood relation to the deceased, hence I contacted you because you share the same National 
identity with my late client, be informed that a next-of-kin can be anybody, friends or 
organization. Presently, the bank where the deceased (my client) made the deposit valued at US$:10, 
000,000.00 United States Dollars issued my firm a notice to provide the next-of-kin or any of my 
client’s relatives who will receive its benefit or have the account confiscated, so I have 
contacted you to assist me in repatriating this benefit left behind by my late client before they 
get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank.

To this effect, I now seek your consent to present you to the bank as the next of kin of the 
deceased (my Client) so that the proceeds of this deposit valued at US$:10,000,000.00 United States 
Dollars will be paid to you and then you and I can share the money; 50% to me and 40% to you, while 
10% should be given to any Orphanage Home.

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 via E-mail:
with the below details immediately you acknowledge the good receipt of this message.

Full Name:
Full Address:
Telephone Number:
Fax Number:
Mobile Number:
Private Email:
Country of Origin:
Marital Status:

Your prompt response is highly imperative.

Yours sincerely,

Barrister Richard Duke (Esq.)

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