Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Be a partner

From: "Mr. Urs Morgenthaler." <>

This email with the subject "Be a partner" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 21 Sep 2009 11:18:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mr. 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 Eighty Five Million United States Dollars 
Only (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 except me 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 8 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 an attorney that will prepare the 
necessary 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, 40% for you. Should you be 
interested, please send me the following informations below:
1. Full Names
2. Current Residential Address
3. Country of Origin
I will prefer you reach me 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.