Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Phillip Udoka <>

This email with the subject "URGENT ASSISTANCE NEEDED." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 08 Nov 2008 12:55:52 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Phillip Udoka <>, although it may have been spoofed.


My Dear this transaction  requires secret and
confidential for both of us.

I am Mr Phillip Udoka, the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of 
BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A) here in Cotonou Benin Republic . In my department we discovered an abandoned 
sum of $12.M Dollars (Twelve  Million  US dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign 
customer (MR. ANDREAS SCHRANNER from Munich, Germany) who died along with his entire family in July 
2000 in a plane crash. For more information about the crash you can visit this site:


Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and 
claim his money because we cannot release it unless some body applies for it as next of kin or 
relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines and laws but unfortunately we 
learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash 
leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make 
this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the 
deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want 
this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.

The banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money
remained unclaimed after eight years, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as 
unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact 
that the customer was a foreigner and a citizen of Benin cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.

I agree that 40% of this money will be for you as a respect to the
provision of a foreign account , 10% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business 
and 50% would be for me Thereafter, I will visit your country for disbursement according to the 
percentage indicated Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to your arranged, you 
must apply first to the bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased with a text of application 
form that I will send to you when I hear from you, so I will like you to send to me your private 
telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where the money will be 

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text
of the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice this transaction is hitch-free and that 
you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the 
transfer. You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter.
Trusting to hear from you immediately. Try to as much as possible to respond to my private email 
address at and you can call me with this number. +229 984 202 13

The manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A).
Best Regard
Mr.Phillip Udoka. URGENT