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Barrister Johnson Henry
12th December 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
12th December 2004
Apparent Sender
Barrister Johnson Henry
Return Address
Barrister Johnson Henry < >
Barrister Johnson Henry

Another classic '419' Nigerian style of scam - sender claims to be trying to pass on large ammounts of money. But on answering you'll be hit with requests for 'administration fees' before you see any money. These fees will keep coming until you give up, but there is no money!

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1. A '419' style of scam. Scammer claims to be the barrister of a recently deceased client and wishes you to help 'transfer' their money for a financial reward. If you go along with them you will be hit with requests for money to cover 'administration fees', but you'll never actually see any returns, and the scammers will simply disappear!

2. Notice that the sender uses a free, web based email address which is basically untraceable.

3. This email is a particularly good example of the scammer using lots of big 'legal' words to make the propostition seem real and plausible.


"Dear Friend, I am Barrister Johnson Henry, an attorney at law. "...

If you have received this email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.


The Spoof Email ...

Dear Friend,

I am Barrister Johnson Henry, an attorney at law. A
deceased client of mine, by name Mr,Samson Owen, who
here in after shall be referred to as my client, died
as the result of an  car accident here in England.

I am contacting you to help assist me in ensuring
that the Consignment lodged by my client with a
Financial Institution in Cayman Islands. The financial
institution is not decleared unclaimed hence my reason
for this contact to you.

The financial institution has issued me a notice to
contact the next of kin, or the Consignment lodge by
my client will be confiscated.

My proposition to you is to seek your consent to
present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my
late client,so that the proceeds of this Consignment
can be ship or deliver to you, With the help of the
diplomat working with the finanacial institution in
Cayman Island, Then we can share the funds in the
consignment. I have all documents that shows He
deposite it with the financial institution and the
content. We will Share on a mutually agreed-upon

All legal documents to back up your claim as my
client\'s next-of-kin will be provided. All I require
is your honest cooperation to enable us see this
transaction through.

This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement
that will protect you from any breach of the law. If
this business proposition offends your moral values,do
accept my apology. Please contact me at once to
indicate your interest.

However if you are willing to assist me in this
venture. I will establish a verbal telephone
communication with
you and bring you into a much better picture of the

Best Regards,
Barrister Johnson Henry
Morley House,
26-30 Holborn Viaduct,
London EC1A 2BP,

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