Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "fredanthony" <>

This email with the subject "YOUR URGENT REPONSE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 01 Oct 2008 07:24:29 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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

I am Mbang Mark, Bank Manager of ZENITH BANK OF NIGERIA, Lagos Branch. I 
have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On June 6 
1999, an American oil consultant/contractor with the Nigerian National 
Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Barry Kelly made a numbered time (Fixed) 
deposited for twelve calendar months, valued at (TWENTY FIVE   Million 
United States 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, 
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that Mr. Barry Kelly died from an 
automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he did not 
leave a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless.   I 
therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Barry Kelly did 
not declare any next of kin in all his official documents, including his 
Bank Deposit paperwork. This sum of US$25,000,000.00 is still sitting in the 
Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end 
of each year. No one will come forward to claim it.

According to the Nigerian Law, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the 
money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government if nobody 
applies to claim the funds.   Consequently, my proposal is that I will like 
you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Barry Kelly so that 
the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some 
corrupt officials. This is simple I will like you to provide me immediately 
with 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 services of two attorneys for drafting and 
notarization of the WILL and obtain the necessary documents and letter of 
probate/administration in your favor the transfer. A bank account in any 
part of the world, which you 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 email. Upon your response, I shall then provide you 
with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand. 
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. Waiting for your urgent 

Best regards, 
Mbang Mark.

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