Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Raymond Randall"<>

This email with the subject "ATTENTION: YOUR URGENT RESPONSE IS REQUIRED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 25 Jul 2010 08:31:21 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Raymond Randall"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Good day,

It is with great pleasure and delight that I want to introduce a
business venture to you, which I suppose you may be willing and
interested to participate, as it is deemed total risk-free. First of
all, my name is Mr. Raymond Randall and I am the Risk and Verification
Manager, Foreign Remittance Department, Barclays Bank, London. Through
my constant research and vetting, we have come across the sum of
US$12,5000,000.00 (Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand United States
Dollars Only) which has been lying in our bank for several years now
without claim. It was later discovered by myself that the account hold
and his next of kin (his wife) died in the TWA Flight 800 plane crash
on July 17, 1996.

We have tried to contact other legitimate relative to claim this funds
for several years now, but to no avail, as we cannot release it unless
somebody applied for its next of Kin or Relation to the deceased as
indicated in our banking procedure. Unfortunately nobody has come
forward to claim the money.

I want you to purportedly present your good self as the next of Kin or
relation of the deceased so that we can prepare documentations and
release the funds (US$12.5 Million) into your account for safety and
subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and again we do
not want the funds to go into the Governments account as "Unclaimed

The banking law and procedures herein stipulates that any account
abandoned or dormant for a period of some years is subjected to be
closed and all money contained therein will be forfeited to the
Government Treasury Account. Now it is being speculated that the above
sum will be transferred into Government Treasury Account as unclaimed
funds on or before August 2010. The reason for you to present your
good self as the next of kin in occasioned by the fact that the
deceased customer was a foreigner.

It is also important for you to know that 40% of the total funds will
be for you. In support of the aforementioned, you are urged to reply
this letter indicating your readiness and interest to participate in
the business. After you reply, you will be advised on the next step

If you are however skeptical and do not want to participate in this
business transaction, please disregards this email.

Yours truly,

Mr. Raymond Randall