Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "David Ephraim" <>

This email with the subject "URGENT MESSAGE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 23 Nov 2006 06:03:44 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "David Ephraim" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

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With due respect and humility, I write to you this proposal.I am the Manager 
of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance  department of Caja De 
Fortuna Banco in Madrid. I am writing following the
impressive information about you, l got your contact in my quest for a 
reliabe and capable person to assist me in this deal.

Though I know that a business of this magnitude will make any one 
apprehensive, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the 
day. We have decided to contact you by email due to the urgency of this 
"deal", as we have been reliably informed of your honesty and ability in a 
transaction of this nature.

In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of US$30m dollars (THIRTY 
Million US dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign 
customer (MR. ANDREAS SCHRANNER from Munich, Germany) who died along with 
his entire family in July 2000 in a plane crash.

About his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come forward and 
claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it 
as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking 
guidelines and policies but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed 
next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the ugly plane crash 
leaving nobody behind for the claims. It is therefore upon this discovery 
that I have decided to make this businness proposal to you to transact this 
DEAL with you and to act as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for 
safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming forth and l dont 
want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill.

According to our Banking policies and guideline here which stipulates that 
if such money remained unclaimed after five years,the money will 
automatically be transfered into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. My 
request for a foreigner to ac t as next of kin in this business is by the 
fact that the customer was a foreigner and a citizen of this country cannot 
stand or put claims as next of kin to a foreigner. l agreed to offer 30% of 
the total fund to you, for your assistance, to act as the next of Kin to the 
foreigner,to provide account, 10% will be for reimbursement of any expenses 
incured during the curse of the transaction.

There after, I and my family will visit your country for disbursement and 
for investment in your country. 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 easier and 
communication and location where the money will be transfer. 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.

Let truth and honesty be our watchword in this transaction while I look 
forward to receiving your
immediate response.

Yours faithfully,
David Ephraim

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