Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Arthur Luna <>

This email with the subject "Fw: YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AS THE BENEFACTOR!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 24 Mar 2009 01:38:40 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Arthur Luna <>, although it may have been spoofed.

--- On Mon, 3/23/09, Anderson smith <> wrote:
From: Anderson smith <>
Date: Monday, March 23, 2009, 8:20 PM

Good Day,

I am Mr Anderson smith, the Chief Financial Officer of Fidelity Bank plc in
Nigeria.I need your assistance to stand as a beneficiary to the sum of
$15.5,millions united state dollars lying down unclaimed in our bank, what
really happened is that during the course of our auditing last week, I
discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in the year 2004 and
since 2006 nobody has operated on this account again,after going through some
old files in the records I discovered that the owner of the account died without
a [Heir/WILL] hence the money is floating and if I do not remmit this money out
urgently it will be forfeited for nothing. 
The owner of this account Mr. Toni Chaote
an American and great industrialist ,who was a foreign contractor with the 
Federal Government of Nigeria,fortunately lost his life in a car accident 
including his wife and kid. 

Ever  since his death the money has been lying unclaimed. Now i need your
co-operation to claim this money because only someone from foreign   country can
stand as the beneficiary.And the Banking law stipulates that any money lying
unclaimed for six years will be transfered to federal government suspent account
with central bank of Nigeria. 
Please i need your  assistance to achieve this great chance because i do not
wish this  money transfered to Central bank of Nigeria,because it will be shared
among the top directors .
No other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it,the account
has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that the
account is a secret account between the late owner of the account,the wife and
their only daughter. The total amount involve is $15.5,million United States
Dollars only and I wish to transfer this money into a safe foreigners account
But I don't know any foreigner, I am only contacting you as a foreigner
because this money can not be approved to a local person here,but to a foreigner
who has adequate information about the account and the late owner  which i shall
give to you upon your positive respond .I am revealing this to you with believe
in God that you will never let me down in this business, you are the first and
the only person that I am contacting for this business.
I need your strong assurance that you will never let me down, and I guarantee
you that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that
will protect you from any breach of the law, and after the transfer i will
destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money leaving
no trace to any place.
I assure you that i will use my position and influence to obtain all legal
approvals for onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate
clearance from the relevant ministries and foreign exchange departments. At the
conclusion of this business, you will be given 40% of the total amountand 55%
will be for me and 5% will be set for any cost that may come up during the
transfer processing.  
Please i want you to be honest with me because this money is a golden
oppurtunity to me and i do not want to loose it. For the business to be effected
i will need the following information from you :
1.Your full name:
2.Your full residential address:
3.Your direct telephone number and Fax Number :
4.Your date of birth and occupation:
5.Your private email address:
With all these informations i will sucessfully inputs your name in the
necessary files and also insert your information into the bank central computer
as the next of kin to the late depositor and the sole beneficiary of the
unclaimed fund after the demise of the depositor.
Note that i need to insert your name into the bank central computer and a file
will be opened in your name, so with these information i will definitely
commence with the processing of the fund in your name,so that when you are
contcating the bank your name will appear in the bank central computer as the
next of kin to the late depositor.
I want you to know that this transaction is 100% risk free because all
necessary documents to prove u as the beneficiary will be processed  with your
name.I want you to handle this business offer with utmost confidentiality and
keep it as top secret because my Bank must not know that i gave you this
Further more, after the whole processsing of the fund in your name, you will
need to contact the bank which i shall give you the contact information and the
required proofs which you shall offer the bank as the heir of the late depositor
and you will apply for the transfer of the fund to your bank account.
After you might have applied for the release of the said fund and as soon as
your letter reach the desk of the director, an official and professional
responce will be given to your letter of application , an official verification
will be followed to screen your information contained in your application letter
in the bank central computer and i assure you that your information will be met
in the bank central computer as the next of kin,beneficiary and claimant of the
said fund.
As soon as you are been confirmed as the next of kin , the bank director will
give you an official invitation to come down to Nigeria because there are
valuable and vital governmental certificate and banking documents that required
your original signature which you are to sign here in Nigeria originally as the
beneficiary of the fund before the release of the fund could be effected. In
this case i will advise you to apply for the documents to be sent to you by
courier service at your own cost meaning that you will have to pay the courier
fee that may be charged by the bank to enable the industry send you the
documents due to your inability to come down to Nigeria to sign the documents.
If this is agreed by you I want you to state it clearly in your reply to enable
me to be able to commence with the processing of the fund in your name.
Immediately you apply for the documents to be sent to you by courier service
the bank director will ask you to send the courier fee and as soon as you send
the courier fee the whole documents will be sent to you by courier service and
you will have these documents signed originally in accordance with the bank
procedure after you finish to sign the documents the fund will be released to
your account in the next 2 to 4 working days. 
I hope you understand me?. If so pls act in accordance with me by sending me a
mail with require information needed for the commencement of the processing of
the fund.
Note that your utmost confidentiality as regards this transaction is required.
You are to keep it top secret and confidential matters for us to
progress,achieve our aims and finally for security reason.
 I wait for your urgent reply.

Mr Anderson Smith.