Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Teza Zimo <>

This email with the subject "I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS TRANSFER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 04 Mar 2010 01:53:07 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Teza Zimo <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend,
I am Mr.Teza Zimo the bill and exchange manager at the African development bank (A.D.B) Ouagadougou , Burkina Faso . In my department I discovered an abandoned sum of $18,500,000.00 Million USD (Eighteen million five hundred thousand United States dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in a plane crash.
Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we can not release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.
Unfortunately, we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died along with him.
 It is  upon this discovery that I have decided to make this business proposal to you so that the bank will release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased customer for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it.
The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five years, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund.
The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned for the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe can not stand as next of kin to him.
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 for I have made all required arrangements for the smooth transfer of this fund. Remember, I will be surporting you with my position here in the bank till this fund will be transfered into your nominated account within 14 bank working days.
Hencefort, I will advice you to keep everything secret until this fund hits your account. Remember I am still working in the same bank.
Donât forget that this is 100% risk free. Get back to me quick, for more details. Reply to; ;my private e-mail.
Best Regards,
Mr. Teza zimo