Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Hello

From: "Abraham Johnson" <>

This email with the subject "Hello" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 29 Aug 2008 15:25:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Abraham Johnson" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend,

Please forgive me if I intrude your privacy, we do not know each other but
it does not matter. what matters is transparency between us in this deal.
I am Mr. Abraham Johnson, Provincial Director Standard Bank of Nigeria,
Lagos Branch. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for

On June 6, 2004, a foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the Nigeria
Mining Corporation, Mr. Richard Moss made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit
for twelve calendar months, valued at US$25,000,000.00 (Twenty- five
Million Dollars) in my branch.Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification
to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a
reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the
Nigeria Mining Corporation that Mr.Richard Moss died from an automobile
accident. On further investigation, I found out that he died without
making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Richard
Moss did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents,
including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of
US$25,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being
rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will
ever come forward to claim it. According to Nigeria Law, at the expiration
of 5 (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigeria
Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.

Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand
in as the next of kin to Mr. Richard Moss so that the fruits of this old
man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government
officials.This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full
names and address so that the Attorney will prepare the necessary
documents and affidavits which will put you in place as the next of kin.
We shall employ the service of two Attorneys for drafting and notarization
of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of
probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. A bank account in
any part of the world which you will provide will then facilitate the
transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money
will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me
and 40% for you.

There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be
done by the Attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the
successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please
reply immediately via the private email address below.Upon your response,
I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that
will help you understand the transaction.

Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this
transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall
require your assistance to invest my share in your country.

Awaiting your urgent reply via my

Thanks and regards.

Mr.Abraham Johnson.