Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Urgent reply needed

From: "Barr. Thomas Cole" <>

This email with the subject "Urgent reply needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 04 Apr 2008 07:40:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Barr. Thomas Cole" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Thomas Cole & CO.
Barrister & Solicitors,
Cole Chambers,
Suite 6, 3rd Floor,
118 Lord Lurgard Street, Lagos Island.
P.O.Box 75519,
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Hello sir/madam,
Before I start, I must first apologize for this unsolicited mail to you.I am aware that this is 
certainly an unconventional approach to establishing a relationship, but you will realize the 
reason for my action after going through this email.

I am Barrister Thomas Cole, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Late Richard Burson. 
I got your impressive information after a Conscious search for a reliable and matured mind that has 
all it Takes to execute this project. I was elated when I saw your address, and I picked a keen 
interest with confidence to solicit for your help in executing this opportunity. However, I was 
moved to contact you based on the present situation of this opportunity, which I may say, is a God 
given offer.

There was a foreigner who lived here in NIGERIA some time ago; he is called Richard Burson by name, 
until his death. I was his Personal Attorney, unfortunately Richard Burson Trip died with his wife 
and their two kids in a Local Plane Crash at Kano State, which enroute from sokoto to Abuja (the 
capital city of Nigeria), all occupants in the Plane lost their lives, unfortunately on this same 
flight were other dignitaries like the former Nigeria Sports Minister and a host of others.

The following websites could be referenced: Please go through the website.

Owing to his death, his bank called on me for a meeting as regards his Account Balance with the 
bank, being h is attorney till the time of his death, I was told to come up with any of his 
relatives to come and claim the money, I tried all I could to trace his family, but all my efforts 
proved abortive.
Since January this year till date, the bank has been asking me to look for his family because they 
realize that a lot of people have been trying to claim the money as his next of kin, but after 
verification, It is found out that those people are not really his next of kin, because they cannot 
provide any legal evidence to prove that they are his relative.Hence, I have decided to use you as 
his next of kin to claim the money as it happens that none of his relatives will ever appear to 
claim the funds, besides I have all his documented memo in my possession, which will back you up 
before the bank as his next of kin .
I have the logistics to make your name to be that you are the rightful next of kin to the deceased 
and as well as the beneficiary of the funds. The amount involved is US$28.5Million Dollars. As 
regards to that, I will like you to furnish me with the following information, which I will use to 
secure the legal documents.

(6). AGE
(7). Sex

As soon as I receive your information, I will forward an application for account closures to which 
you will submit to the concerned bank as his next of kin. Be rest assured that, there is no risk 
involved as I have perfected and made the necessary arrangements to back you up in claiming the 
funds. I will want you to regard this deal as being highly confidential because this business as 
transaction demands a high level of secrecy as the bank does not know that I am involved in the 
deal.if interested in the transaction and to enable me feed you with more information, then do all 
you can to furnish me with all the needed informations stated above.

Thanks for your anticipated co-operation as I await your reply. Reply
through my alternative

Best Regards,

Thomas Cole Esq.