Scam Type: 419 Scam
Likely Fake Names: John Williams, Steve Anderson
Offer Type: Money Transfer
Transfer Amount: US$15million
Storyline: A rich man called “Steve Anderson” died and leaves behind US$15million in a bank in Thailand.
His lawyer is searching the internet looking for his relatives and he managed to find you (and us).
So the scammer has perhaps found several relatives, and he will be
asking everybody to wire over several thousand dollars of “legal fees,
etc” before he can release the “US$15 million”.
Scammer Location: Thailand? UK? … Moon???
Scammer Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
We went to a fortune teller and he told us that “Mr John Williams” will be getting the US$15million soon. The money is donated by 419 scam victims who doesn’t know that this is a scam.
Then we went to the church and ask the priest about the fate of this same “Mr John Williams”. And the priest said,
“We are very certain that the scammer… whoever his real name is, has received a calling… a call by Satan. The scammer will be receiving a confirmed reservation for a torture chamber in Hell for free.”
From: John Williams <email@example.com
Subject: Private asset
Date: Saturday, December 13, 2008, 9:44 AM
John & Associate Chambers
37 Sathorn Tai Road,
My Regards to you and family,
Please kindly accept my apology for sending unsolicited
mail to you I believe you are a highly respected personality
considering the fact that I sourced your profile from a
human resource profile database of your country here in
Bangkok Thailand. Though, I do not know to what extent you
are familiar with events.
Well, I am John Williams, a Solicitor. I am the Personal
Attorney to Mr.Steve Anderson, who used to work with Siamrak
Company Limited. On the 21st of April 2003, his wife and
their three children were involved in a car accident along
Sukhumvit Express Road.
Unfortunately, they all lost their lives in the event of
the accident. Since then I have made several enquiries to
your Embassy to locate any of my client’s 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 to no
avail, hence, I contacted you to assist in repatriating the
money left behind in Particularly bank where the deceased
deposited the US$15 Million (Fifteen Million United States
Consequently, this bank issued me a notice to provide the
Next of Kin to claim the US$15 Million (Fifteen Million
United States Dollars only) in their custody within the next
ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in
locating the relatives for over 5 years now, I seek your
consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased to
claim the fund as the Next of Kin to him so that the fund
will be transferred into your account by the bank.
Upon receipt of the fund, I will come over to your country
to meet with you for the disbursement of the fund and then
you and I will share the money in this order: 70% will be
for me, 30% will be for you. I have all the necessary legal
documents that can back our claim we will make with the
All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us
seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be
executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect
you from any breach of the law.
You are needed as a next of kin to be presented before the
bank to inherit the fund, please i advice you to reply me
back to my above private email address which is as thesame
as this : firstname.lastname@example.org for security reasons.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Yours Sincerely MR JOHN WILLIAMS