Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Arthur Luna <>

This email with the subject "Fw: PLEASE REPLY URGENTLY TO ENABLE US DISCUSS FURTHER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:16:02 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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

--- On Thu, 4/30/09, Bello Muhammed <> wrote:
From: Bello Muhammed <>
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 4:21 PM

I am Bello Muhammed, the Personal Attorney to one Engr. Albert Copado, a national of your country, who used to work with Shell Development, Company here in Malaysia. On the 21st of April 2004, my client, his wife and son were involved in an Auto Crash. Unfortunately they all lost their lives in the event. Since then I have made several Inquiries to their Embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several Unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you. I contacting you to assist me in repatriating the money left behind by my client before they get Confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged. The deceased had an account valued at about US$120.million dollars.
Consequently, the bank issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account Confiscated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been Unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over four year now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased, regardless of your country, with your NAME/ADDRESS, some vitals documents will be obtained on your favour which will back you as the next of kin to the deceased. The proceeds of this account valued at US$120. Million dollars can be paid to you and then you and I can share 60% for me,40% for your assistance after setting aside 5% to pay back for any expenses made or tax require, i want you to help me. I have all necessary legal documents that are needed. Since I am his personal lawyer, I have every right to come up with the next of kin.I believe we can do the transaction together once there is trust and Honesty. I have with me some of his account information to back up the transfer of the fund to your account. Also I am to assure you that this transaction is legitimate and 100% assurance.
Let me go straight to explain more on the event that led to this, on the 21st April 2004 my client died on motor accident and No bodies was recovered from the accident site because of very poor rescue facilities. However, they were given a ceremonial mass burial near the accident site. He was a Civil Engineer who had handled so many projects with Shell Development Company. The above is quite a few of his bio-data as a close Family friend and his personal Lawyer.You must understand that in the banking industry Chances or opportunities like this are common but not Heard. People put their monies in banks and some of these accounts are either coded or confidentially operated, therefore, when such people die what do you think that happens to these monies when nobody comes for their claims? Well, this is one of the numerous Avenues good monies are made within and amongst the bankers.Normally, when something like this happens in the Bank, it is reported to the management. The management can only wait for one or two years for a next of kin to Show up without publishing it or making it public Because of course, false claimants must definitely show up. If no claimant comes forward then the management sends the money to the Debt Re-conversion Department and the account is closed.Now the question is?, who runs the Debt Re-conversion Department and who is the management? The answer is simple. The Chairman, Managing Director and Board Members. These are individuals and they share these monies and nobody asks questions period. Infact these issues are not even discussed outside board meetings.
The procedure of establishing the next of kin would be taken care by me since this has to be certified by his documents that is in my file as his personal Lawyer, do not worry about this. What I needed from you mostly is your truth and honesty and not someone who will sit on my own share upon receiving the fund in his account.Please as soon as I get your reply to this mail I will forward to you the text of application form which you will fill and send to the bank for fund approval in your name. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through in the next 14 banking working days.
Please Reply urgently to enable us discuss further. send your phone numbers for easier communication.
Best regards,
Dr. Bello Muhammed. (ESQ)PHD.