The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

Subject:  From: Mr James Obi (Unclaimed Fund)
From:  "JAMES OBI" <>
Date:  Fri, 06 Jul 2007 15:51:42 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "From: Mr James Obi (Unclaimed Fund)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 06 Jul 2007 15:51:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "JAMES OBI" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

From: Mr James Obi (Unclaimed Fund)
Unclaimed Fund

Dear Sir,

I am sending you this private email to make a passionate appeal to you for
assistance. Kindly accept my apology for contacting you this way and forgive
me if this is not acceptable to you. My name is  James Obi. I am an auditor
at one of the Nigerian Banks.

On Tuesday, 19 January, 1999, one Dr.Paul Harriman a foreigner, made a numbered
time (Fixed) Deposit, valued at £10,550,000.00 (Ten Million, Five Hundred
and Fifty  Thousand Pounds) for twelve calendar months in our Bank Branch.
Upon maturity, we 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 company that Dr.Paul Harriman was aboard the Egypt Air Flight 990,
which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on October 31, 1999. After further
investigation, it was discovered that he died without making a WILL and all
attempts to trace his next of kin proved abortive. On further investigation,
it was discovered that Late Dr. Paul Harriman did not declare any next of
kin or relatives in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit
paper work here in our Bank. The total sum, £10,550, 000.00 is still in my
bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the
end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it.

In accordance with my country's banking laws and constitution, at the expiration
of 6 (six) years, the money will revert to the Government treasury if nobody
applies as the next of Kin to claim the funds. Consequently, I shall present
you as a foreign partner to stand in as the next of kin to the late Dr. Paul
Harriman. Upon acceptance of this proposal, I shall send to you  detailed
information on how this transaction would be carried out. We shall employ
the services of a solicitor for the drafting of  the LAST WILL & TESTAMENT
of Late Dr. Paul Harriman and to obtain all other relevant papers in your
name for the necessary documentation for payment approval in my bank headquarters
in your favour. The money will be shared in the ratio: Sixty percent for
me and my colleagues, thirty percent for you and 10% would be set aside to
offset all expenses in the course of the transfer.

I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that
will protect you from any breach of the law as I and my colleagues will use
my position to guarantee the successful execution of this transaction. Please
be informed that your utmost confidentiality is required. Should this proposal
meet your interests respond back via my  private email
address. <>

Awaiting your response.

Respectfully yours,
Mr. James Obi