Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Angelo Cardinal Sodano" <>

This email with the subject "COMPLIMENT OF THE SEASON TO YOU" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 09:58:04 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Angelo Cardinal Sodano" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Treat As Confidential
From: Angelo Cardinal Sodano
Papal Basilica of Saint Peter - Vatican
Private Email :(


I am Angelo Cardinal Sodano, the Cardinal Secretary of State of Vatican
City, i have a very sensitive and confidential business transaction at
hand and I am requesting for your partnership in re-profiling funds, in
summary, the funds are deposited with a Bank in Brussels-Belgium and
another deposit was also made in London-England, both deposit are in my
names and i have decided to set-up a private investment with these funds
but my current position here in the  Vatican City does not permit me to
own a private , asset, business or investment.

I decided to contact you so that I can attest that you are the bona-fide
next of kin so that approval will be given for the release and transfer of
the money to an account you will nominate since I have already crossed the
customary retirement age for heads of major Vatican departments.

The account balance with the Bank in Brussels is at Euro 150 million. And
the account balance with the Bank in London is at GBP 55 million, upon
transfer to your account; I have the plan to resign my appointment so that
I can secretly go into business after shearing of the fund with you in the
percentage we will agree on.

I have the capacity to perfect the logistics required to ensure a swift
approval and hitch free transfer under a well arranged risk free
All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal
through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

Please, note that, because I do not want my pop or the Parish  who have
spies all around me, to know of this latest developments, coupled with the
laws of the central authority of the Roman Catholic Church, I shall not
entertain phone calls and conversations. If you are capable and willing to
go into this partnership, Please write back promptly via this confidential
email address {} for further information.

It is necessary to furnish me with the details below so that all the
paperwork in your name can be processed, to facilitate the arrangement of
the transfer

Full Names:
Telephone/Fax number:

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,
Angelo Cardinal Sodano

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