Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Mr Jonathan Mann <>

This email with the subject "A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS PROPOSAL/IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 22 Apr 2006 11:09:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mr Jonathan Mann <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear  Sir/Madam
I am a member of staff of Natwest Bank here in the United Kingdom. I am writing following an 
opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us.
In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of 23.5million British Pounds Sterling (Twenty 
three million five hundred thousand British Pounds) in an account that belongs to one of our 
foreign customers Late Mr.
Morris Thompson an American who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines 
Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000, including his wife and only daughter. You shall read 
more about the crash on visiting this website. and Since we got information about his 
death, we have been expecting his next of kin or relatives to come over and claim his money because 
the Bank cannot release the funds unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the 
deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.
Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only daughter died along with him in 
the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund behind for the claim. It is 
therefore upon this discovery that I and two other officials in this department now decided to do 
business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for 
safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we do not want this 
money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed funds.
We agreed that 20% of this money will be for you as a foreign partner, while the balance will be 
for me and my colleagues. I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the 
percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account. Please be honest to me and 
trust is our watchword in this transaction.
Note this transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you receive this mail you should 
contact me by return mail whether or not you are willing to enter into this deal. In the event you 
are not interested, I sincerely ask that you disregard this email and tell no one about it. I am 
very careful on truncating my banking career should you mention this to someone else. I hope you 
can be trusted in this regard.
Please note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds to you has been 
finalised. We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response.
Please in your response include your telephone number and fax number for a better communication 
between us.
Best regards
Jonathan Mann