Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "VALUED ATTENTION DEAR TRUESTED FRIEND.(Reply asap)." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 07 Feb 2008 06:22:27 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "MR. BOTANY KIRIHATU" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attn: Dear trusted Friend,

Do accept my sincere apology if my mail does not meet your personal ethics. I will introduce myself first to you. My name is MR.KIRIHATU BOTANY, a staff in the accounts management section of BANQUE SAHELO -SAHARIENNE POUR L' INVESTISSEMENT ET LE COMMERCE (B.S.I.C) here in bénin republic.

One of our accounts with holding balance of USD27,600,000 (Twenty Seven Million and Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) has been dormant and it has not been operated for the past years and an account that belongs to an Iraqi Foreign Oil consultant/ contractor with the BENIN PETROLEUM COMPANY, MR. KHALIL AL NASSER. A (Fixed deposit) for 36 calendar months,in my bank and I happen to be his account officer before I was moved to my present position recently.

On further investigation , I discovered that Mr. Al Nasser's family, wife and two sons died during the Gulf War in Iraq and that was the reason why he did not declare any next of kin or relation in all his official documents including his Bank Deposit paper work in my Bank and did not leave any WILL.

And since then nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money because he has no family members who are aware of the existence of neither the account nor the funds. I have secretly discussed this matter with some of the bank officials and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to make this deal. We thus propose to do business with you, standing in as the next of kin, so that this fund will released to you after due processes have been followed.

If you accept to work with me, I want you to state how you wish us to share the funds in percentage, so that both parties will be satisfied. If you are interested, contact me as soon as you receive this message so we can go over the details.

Thanking you in advance and may God bless you. Please, treat with utmost confidentiality. I shall send you copy of the deposit certificate issued to Al Nasser when the deposit was made for your perusal.


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