Scam Emails and a bit of baiting

Mr. John Brown Mr. John Brown

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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. John Brown"<[email protected]>
Reply: <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 14:45:06 +0200
Subject: Mr. John Brown

From the Desk of:
Mr. John Brown
I wish to seek your assistance for the transfer of US$40M depository
made by a foreign investor for an investment programmed that has
remained dormant for years in our Ned bank. I discovered that the
account holder Mr. Snagas died without making a WILL on the
depository, and upon my further curious investigation, the deceased
was a member of a government agency where huge amounts were reportedly
This money cannot be approved to a local bank account holder, but can
only be approved to a foreigner. If you will stand as next of kin to
the fund, it will be shared 50%/50%, as this is a TWO-MAN business
deal transaction. I shall provide you with more details and relevant
documents that will help you understand the transaction. I need your
assistance and co-operation to this reality as I have done my
Home-work and fine tune the best way to create you as the beneficiary
of the fund. My position as the branch manager of the bank will be
used to advance this deal.
I will like you to provide immediately your full Names and Address,
Date of Birth, Occupation, Tel & Fax Numbers so that an Attorney will
be able to prepare the necessary documents and affidavit which will
put you in place as the next of kin. The Attorney will draft and carry
out the notarization of the WILL and also obtain the necessary
documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the
I will appreciate your early reply for commencement of business.
Contact me for acknowledgment by E-mail and whereby you are not
interested; please indicate in your reply so that I can seek for the
assistance of someone else.
If this proposal is acceptable by you, I expect that you will not
take undue advantage of the trust I will bestow upon you. I await your
urgent response. Do reply me thru this E-mail; [email protected]

I await your urgent response.
Thanks with great regards.
Mr. John Brown

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