Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Mr Skinner Rob Clarke <>

This email with the subject "URGENT ATTENTION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 11 Nov 2006 02:16:17 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mr Skinner Rob Clarke <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attached Message

I am Mr. Skinner Rob Clarke, Credit officer of HSBC Bank
plc, City of London, in United Kingdom. I  have an urgent
and  very confidential business proposition for you.
On July 21 2002, an Arab contractor and business man
with  the Grambest international (export and trading),
Mr.Alidadras Gilvani  made a (Fixed) Deposit for twelve
calendar months, valued at =A315,000,000.00 ( Fifteen
Million  British Pounds only) in my branch.  Upon maturity,
I 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 contract employers, the Grambest
International trading and export  that Mr. Alidadras Gilvani
died from an  automobile accident. On further investigation,
I found out that he died  without making  a will, and all
attempts to trace his next of kin was  fruitless.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that
Mr. Alidadras Gilvani did not declare any kin or relations
in all his  official documents, including his Bank Deposit
paper work in my Bank and his contract agreement with his
contract employers Grambest international. This sum of
=A315,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the
interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the
end of each year. Certainly non of his relations will come
for this money as they do not know of it.

According to the British Law, under British foreign  and
Defence  affairs, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, such
funds will revert to the ownership of the British Government
for financing military operations, such as purchasing of
arms and ammunitions for the military. And If I allow this
funds to be sent to Mr. Alidadras Gilvani country of origin
in the Middle east, It might be used for the development of
weapon of mass destructions.

 In order to avert this negative development, I will like to
seek for your permission as a foreigner to stand as the next
of kin to Mr. Alidadras  Gilvani so that the fruits of this
old man's labor will not be used for financing weapons which
will further enhance the courses of war in the world at
The money will be paid into your account for us to share in
the ratio of 60% for me and 30% for you and 10% for
expenses Incurred in the course of the transaction. There is
no risk at all as all the paperwork  needed for this
transaction will be done by my attorney and with my position
as the credit officer  I  guarantees the successful
execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please
reply immediately.

Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more
details and that will help you understand the transaction.
You should observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured,
this  transaction would be most profitable for both of us
because I shall require your assistance to invest my share
in your country.

Awaiting for your urgent reply.

Thanks and regards,
Mr.Skinner Rob Clarke.