Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: From Dr Stephen Duru


This email with the subject "From Dr Stephen Duru" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 26 Mar 2007 15:26:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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Good day!

We want to transfer to overseas ($ 152,000.000.00USD) One hundred and 
Fifty two million United States Dollars) from a Bank in Africa, I want 
to ask you to quietly  look for a reliable and honest person who will 
be capable  and fit to provide either an existing bank account  or  to 
set up a new  Bank a/c immediately to receive this money, even an 
empty a/c can serve to receive this money, as long as you will remain 
honest to me till the end for this important business trusting in  you 
and believing  in God that you will never let me down either now or in 

I am Dr.Stephen Duru, the Auditor General of Standard Bank Of Africa, 
during the course of our auditing, I discovered a floating fund in an 
account opened in the bank in 1990 and since 1993 nobody has operated 
on this account again, after going through some old files in the 
records I discovered that the owner of the account  died without a 
[heir]  hence  the money is floating and  if I do not remit this money 
out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing.

The owner of this account is  Mr. Arthur Coleman, a foreigner, and a 
sailor, who died since 1993 and  no other person knows about this 
account or anything concerning it, the account has no other 
beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that Mr Arthur 
Coleman until his death was the manager of Coleman Coy.(pty). SA.

We will start the  first transfer with fifty two million [$52,000.000] 
upon successful transaction without any disappointment from your side, 
we shall re-apply for the payment of the remaining amount to your 

The amount involved is (USD 152M) One hundred and Fifty two million 
United States Dollars only. I want to first transfer $52,000.000 
[fifty two million United States Dollars from this money into a safe 
foreigners account abroad before the rest, but I don't know any 
foreigner, I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money 
can not be approved to a local person here, without valid 
international foreign passport, but can only be approved to a 
foreigner with valid international passport or drivers license and 
foreign a/c  because the money is in US DOLLARS and the former owner 
of the  a/c  Mr.Arthur Coleman is a foreigner too, [and the money can 
only be approved into a foreign a/c.]

However, we will sign a binding agreement, to bind us together. I got 
your contact address  from my Secretary who operates computer. I am 
revealing this to you with believe in God that you will never let me 
down in this business, you are the first and the only person that I am 
contacting for this business, so please reply urgently so that I will 
inform you on the next step to take urgently. Send also your private 
telephone and fax numbers including the full details of the account to 
be used for the deposit.

I want us to meet face to face to build confidence and to sign a 
binding agreement that will  bind us together  before transferring the 
money to any account of  your choice  where the fund will be safe 
before we fly to your country for withdrawal, sharing and investments. 
I need your full co-operation to make this work fine because the 
management is ready to approve this
payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this account, 
which I will give to you, upon your positive response and once I am 
convinced that you are  capable  and will meet up with instructions of 
a key bank official who is deeply involved with me in this business. I 
need your strong assurance that you will never, never let me down.

With my influence and the position of the bank official, we can 
transfer this money to any foreigner's reliable account which you can 
provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending our 
physical arrival in your country for sharing. The bank official will 
destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money 
leaving no trace to any place and to build confidence  you can  come 
immediately  to discuss with me face to face after which I will make 
this remittance in your presence and three of us will fly to your 
country at least two days ahead of the money going into the account.

I will apply for annual leave to get visa immediately I hear from you 
that you are ready to act
and receive this fund in your account. I will use my position and 
influence to obtain all legal approvals for  onward transfer of this 
money to your account with appropriate clearance from  the relevant  
ministries and foreign exchange departments.

At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 35% of the total 
amount, 60% will be for me, while 5% will be for expenses both parties 
might have incurred during the process of transfering.

I look forward to your earliest reply.

The Auditor General
Standard Bank Of South Africa
#3/5 Rider Haggard Close, Jo, Borg
South Africa.