Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Richard Tatro <>

This email with the subject "Fwd: I NEED YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE.!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 07 May 2008 11:10:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Richard Tatro <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend,

I am Mr.Raman Duka from Burkina faso.I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we have never met before, but need not to worry as I am using the only secured and confidential medium available to seek for your foreign assistance in a business. I am contacting you independently of my investigation and no one is informed of this communication.

I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of $11.3million immediately to your private account. The money has been here in our Bank lying dormant for years now without anybody coming for the claim of it.

I want to release the money to you as the relative to our deceased customer(the account owner) who died a long with her supposed NEXT OF KIN since 31 January 2000.The Banking laws here does not allow such money to stay more than 8 years, because the money will be recalled to the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund.

Upon receipt of your reply,indicating your interest in this transaction, I will send you full details on how the business will be executed.

Please keep this proposal as a top secret and delete if you are not interested.


Mr.Raman Duka

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