Scam Emails and a bit of baiting

Mr. Patrick Phillips Hello Dear

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WARNING: These are scams. They are Emails sent to a honeytrap address only ever used for this purpose. Do not reply to these people, they will try to con you into paying out money in return for nothing.

CAVEAT: Please note that some of these Emails may be impersonating a genuine company or person. We wish to make it clear that any such name mentioned within these Emails has no connection to the scam. For the sake of searching, we leave these messages untouched, but we will respond to any concerns left in our comments.

From: "Mr. Patrick Phillips"<[email protected]>
Reply: <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 03:41:34 -0800
Subject: Hello Dear

Hello Dear,
Good day, firstly, I apologize for sending you this sensitive
Information via e-mail instead of a certified mail/Post-mail. This is
due to the urgency and importance of the information. I humbly crave
your indulgence to read this e-mail with all seriousness of purpose
because this project is based on Trust, confidentiality and sincerity
of purpose in order to have an acceptable meeting of the minds.
I am a fifty two (52) years old established lawyer. My names are Mr.
Patrick Phillips, a solicitor and personal attorney to an expatriate
and a consultant with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). On
the 21st of April 2010, my client, the wife and two of their children
were involved in a serious car accident along Apapa express road,
Lagos which claimed the lives of the entire family.
Before this ugly/regrettable incident, my client successfully
executed a contract for the Federal Government of Nigerian {FGN} worth
US$45 Million Dollars. A Part payment of USD15 Million Dollars was
paid to my client, while the balance of USD30 Million Dollars was
still unpaid before my client died in the said car accident. However,
all my Efforts to locate the possible relatives has proved abortive.
NOW THE CRUX OF THIS E-LETTER:  Is that his balance sum of
US$30,000,000.00 was transferred to his bank account prior to already
concluded arrangement to receive the fund before his sudden death. As
his personal attorney/Adviser, his Bank has officially notified and
instructed me to forward particulars of my client's next of kin within
the next 14 official working days so that they can transfer the fund
to the person otherwise the fund will be diverted to the government
coffers account as unclaimed bill.
Since I have been unsuccessful in locating any of his relatives, I
decided to contact you for a deal so that we can work together as a
team to remit the money to your account as my client next of kin since
I do not want to seat and watch my client hard earned entitlement to
go astray, it will be easy for us to achieve this because you are of
the same name and country like him. Although I know that a transaction
of this magnitude might make anyone apprehensive but I would like to
assure you that I am proposing this project to you with the best of
intentions. As a lawyer, I have the power to secure all the necessary
legal documents that will be used for this claim. All I require from
you is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I
guarantee that this transaction will be executed under a Legitimate
banking arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law.
Upon successful conclusion of this project, you will be compensated
with 40% of the total fund, while 60% will be for me. If you are
interested to work with me in this deal then kindly reply strictly to
my email with your personal telephone/fax number, your full name as it
is in your international passport , your occupation and complete
address for effective communication and oral clarification on how to
proceed next.
Sincerely yours,
Mr. Patrick Phillips.

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