Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Partnership Request

From: "Urs Morgenthaler" <>

This email with the subject "Partnership Request" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 24 Dec 2009 10:47:11 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Urs Morgenthaler" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Intending Partner,

 I sincerely hope that this letter will not come to you as a surprise or an
 embarrassment since we neither know each other before nor have had any
 previous correspondence. Let me start by introducing myself, I am Mr. Urs
 Morgenthaler, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of the
 operations of Arab Bank (Switzerland) Ltd. I have a secured business
 proposal for you;

 Before the U.S and Iraqi war, our client, General Hassan Umara, who was
 with the Iraqi forces and also a business man, made a numbered fixed
 deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of US$85,000,000.00 in my
 branch. Upon maturity, several notices was sent to him. Again after the
 war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We
 later found out that General Hassan Umara and his family had been killed
 during the war in a bomb blast that hit their home. After further
 investigation it was also discovered that General Hassan Umara did not
 declare any next of kin in his official documentations including the paper
 work of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he was
 at my office that no one knew of his deposit in my bank. So,
 US$85,000,000.00 is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come
 forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of
 my country at the expiration of Seven (7) years, the funds will revert to
 the ownership of the Switzerland Government if nobody comes forward to
 claim the funds.

 Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a
 foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Gen. Hassan Umara so that you
 will be able to receive his funds.


 I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall
 come out successful. I have contacted a will & probate attorney that will
 prepare the necessary legal documents that will back you up as the next of
 kin to Gen. Hassan Umara, all that is required from you at this stage is
 for you to provide me with your Full Names and Address so that the
 attorney can commence his job. After you have been made the next of kin,
 the attorney will also file in for claims on your behalf and secure the
 necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the move of the
 funds to an account that will be provided by you.

 There is no risk involved at all in the matter as we are going to adopt a
 legalized method and the attorney will prepare all necessary legal
 documents. Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters
 concerning this issue. Once the funds have been transferred to your
 nominated bank account, we shall share in the ratio of 60% for me and 40%
 for you. Should you be interested, please send me the following
 information below:

 Full Names
 Current Residential Address
 Country of Origin

 I prefer you reach me only on my PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS below and finally
 after that, I shall provide you with more details of this transaction.
 Your earliest response to this letter will be highly appreciated.


 Kind Regards,
 Mr. Urs Morgenthaler.