Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: treat as urgentand get back to me


This email with the subject "treat as urgentand get back to me" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 22 Nov 2006 09:29:29 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

I am Dr  Patrick Asor  the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance
department of Bank of Africa. In my department we discovered an abandoned
sum of US$12.2M (twelve million, two hundred thousand US dollars) in an
account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with
his entire family in August 17, 1999 earth quake in Izmit, Turkey. Since
we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin
to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless some
body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated
in our banking guidelines and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all
his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him in the earth
quake leaving nobody behind for the claim.

It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business
proposal to you and for the bank to release the money to you if you will
follow instructions, to be the next of kin or relation to the deceased for
safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don't
want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking
law and guidelines here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed
after six years,the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as
unclaimed bill. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business
is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and an indigene
cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.

I agree that 45% of this money will be for you as respect to the provision
of a foreign account, 5% will be set aside for expenses incurred during
the business and 50% be for me. Thereafter, I will visit your country for
disbursement according to the percentage indicated. Therefore, to enable
the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first
to the bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank
name, your bank account number, your private telephone and fax number for
easy and effective communication and location where the money will be transfer
to you.

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text
of the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction
is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all
required arrangements have been made for the transfer.
You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this mail.
Trusting to hear from you immediately.
Yours truly,
Dr  Patrick Asor