Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Dear Friend,

From: Mr Abubakar Musa <>

This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 23 Mar 2010 10:24:52 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mr Abubakar Musa <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend,

I have been searching for your contact since you left our country some years ago .I do not know 
whether this is your correct email address or not because I only used your name initials to search 
for your contact in the internet .In case you are not the person I am supposed to contact , please 
see this as a confidential message and do not reveal it to another person but if you are not the 
intended receiver, do let me know whether you can be of assistance regarding my proposal below 
because it is top secret.

 I am still working with the Bank , but am about to retire from active Bank service to start a new 
life but I am sceptical to reveal this particular secret to a stranger .You must assure me that 
everything will be handled confidentially because we are not going to suffer again in life.

 It has been 10 years now that most of the greedy African Politicians used our bank to Launder 
money to overseas through the help of their Political advisers. Most of the funds which they 
transferred out of the shores of Africa was gold and oil money that was supposed to have been used 
to develop the continent. Their Political advisers always inflated the amounts before transfer to 
foreign accounts so I also used the opportunity to divert part of the funds hence I am aware that 
there is no official trace of how much was transferred as all the accounts used for such transfers 
were being closed after transfer.

 I acted as the Bank Officer to most of the politicians and when I discovered that they were using 
me to succeed in their greedy act, I also cleaned some of their banking records from the Bank files 
and no one cared to ask me because the money was too much for them to control. They laundered over 
$150m dollars, during the process .As I am sending this message to you, I was able to divert more 
than ($25m) to an escrow account belonging to no one in the bank. The bank is anxious now to know 
who is the beneficiary to the funds because they have made a lot of profits with the funds.It is 
more than ten years now and most of the politicians are no longer using our bank to transfer funds 

 The $25M (Twenty five millions) has been lying waste but I don't want to retire from the bank 
without transferring the funds to a foreign account to enable me share the proceeds with the 
receiver. The money will be shared 60% for me and 40% for you .

 There is no one coming to ask you about the funds because I secured everything.I only want you to 
assist me by providing available bank account where the funds can be transferred. You are not to 
face any difficulties or legal implications as I am going to handle the transfer personally. If you 
are capable of receiving the funds, do let me know by replying me immediately to enable me give you 
detailed information on what to do.

 For me, I have not stolen the money from anyone because the other people that took the whole money 
did not face any problems. This is my chance also to grab my own but you must keep the details of 
the funds secret to avoid leakages as no one in the bank knows about the funds.

 Please supply me the following:
Your current contact address and Telephone Numbers. Whether you will be able to come down again to 
my country to meet me before the commencement of the transfer.

 I shall intimate you on what to do when I get your confirmation and acceptance. If you are capable 
of being my trusted associate, do declare your consent to me through my private email address,( )
 Waiting for your urgent response.
Yours Faithfully,

 Abubakar Musa