The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject:  Please Read
From:  "Joseph Young Esq"<josephyoung@yahoo.com>
Date:  Wed, 13 Aug 2008 03:33:08 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "Please Read" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 13 Aug 2008 03:33:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Joseph Young Esq"<josephyoung@yahoo.com>, although it may have been spoofed.

Barrister Joseph Young, 
14 Orchard Street, Bristol, 
BS1 5EH, London, U.K. 
Direct Tel: + 447031982999

I am an attorney to Mr. Carlos Ortega who died with his family in a plan crash in the month of July 
2000. Before his death he deposited the sum of US$12.5 million with a bank in the U.K. The bank has 
issued me with a notice; as his attorney to provide any of his relatives or the funds will be sent 
to the treasury department of the United Kingdom. It was quite sad and unfortunate that his only 
child Maximilia, who was the next-of-kin also died in the plane crash with no one coming forward 
since my client passed on.

I seek your consent to present you as a relative to my deceased client, so that the proceeds of his 
account valued at 12.5M USD only, can be paid to you as the only surviving relative; as after 
further investigation I found out that there are no living relatives of the late Mr. Carlos Ortega 
and he dead intestate, that is why on getting your consent and discussing further I can provide 
your contact details to the bank as the next of kin. I intend to share amongst ourselves in the 
ratio of, 50% to me and 40% for you, while the balance of 10% we shall use for settling any 
miscellaneous expenses that might arise. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see 
this deal through.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from 
any breach of the law, as all information and documents are in my possesion.You should trust me as 
his lawyer and personal consultant; that this is a risk-free transaction. Kindly send me the 
following information if you wish to proceed: 

1) your full name and address as you want them used in the payment documents.
2) Your telephone and fax numbers.
3) Your age.
4) Your occupation/position. 

Upon receipt of this information, we will forward them to the bank here presenting you as the 
next-of-kin/relative and as such the beneficiary of the funds. All information required by the bank 
will be provided to you. As soon as you start transferring the funds into your account, I will make 
arrangements come to come over to your country for a face to face meeting with you and for sharing 
of the funds in the agreed ratio and also for investments.

Thank you, in anticipation of your cooperation.

Joseph Young {Esq.}.