Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Fw: Please Advise

From: Arthur Luna <>

This email with the subject "Fw: Please Advise" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:20:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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

--- On Fri, 4/24/09, Mr. Mark Shaw <> wrote:
From: Mr. Mark Shaw <>
Subject: Please Advise
Date: Friday, April 24, 2009, 11:06 PM

Dear Friend,

I am Mr. Mark Shaw, a staff of Zurich Bank International Limited (Isle of Man).
I have a urgent and very confidential deal proposal for you; I was an account
officer to a foreigner named Mr. Bernard Poirier who died in an air crash along
With his wife Noreauluce Poirier on the 31st October 1999 in an Egyptian airline
990 with other passengers on board (May their soul rest in peace). You can
confirm his death at (, he
made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at
$19,000,000.00 (Nineteen Million United States Dollars) in my branch.

Since his death, no one has come to lay claims to his estate as his heir. The
bank will not Release the funds from his account unless someone applied for
claim as the next-of-kin/beneficiary to the deceased. After ten years the funds
Will be called back to the bank treasury as Unclaimed bills and the money will
be shared amongst the directors of the bank. My proposal is that I will like you
as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to late Mr. Bernard Poirier so
that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of the
directors or government officials.
A bank account in any part of the world that 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 an attorney, and my position as an official of
Zurich Bank International Limited guarantees the successful execution of this
transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately. I will like you to
provide your full names, contact address and your confidential telephone number
for easy communication. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more
details that will help you understand the transaction. 
Also, ensure to observe utmost confidentiality and be 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.

I await your urgent mail.

Best regards.
Mr. Mark Shaw
Relationship Banker
Zurich Bank International Limited
43-51 Athol Street, Douglas, Isle of Man,
IM99 1ET, British Isles.