Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Ms. Monica Doku" <>

This email with the subject "POSSIBLE RELATIVE'S ACCOUNT,TAKE A MINUTE TO READ.PLEASE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 30 May 2010 09:27:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Ms. Monica Doku" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Hello ,

I am contacting you in regards to a deceased customer, and an investment
he placed under our banks management 11 years ago, He signed up for a 10 years investment package.

The client, now deceased made a deposit of 12million US Dollars. I
was assigned to manage this account and turn over various investments.

I followed his instructions and invested his funds in high yield areas
and have been monitoring the investment.

At Maturity of the investment, I made attempts to reach him and get his
go ahead to turn over the investments but got no response.

I made intense but futile efforts to locate him. I consequently passed
the task of locating him to the internal investigations department
which soon confirmed that my client had passed on.The bank immediately
launched an investigation into possible surviving next of kin to come
forward to claim his estate.

If you are familiar with private banking affairs, those who patronize
our services usually prefer anonymity,but also some levels of detachment
from conventional processes. In his bio-data form, he listed no next of kin.

In the field of private banking, opening an account with us means no
one will know of its existence, accounts are rarely held under a name,
depositors use numbers and codes to make the accounts anonymous.

This bank even gives the choice to depositors of having their mail sent
to them or held at the bank itself,ensuring that there are no traces of
the account and as I said,rarely do they nominate next of kin.

Private banking clients apart from not nominating next of kin also
usually in most cases leave wills in our care,in this case; our now
deceased client died without leaving a will.We immediately instituted our
own investigations in good faith to determine who should have right to
claim the estate.

This investigation has for the past months been unfruitful.We have
scanned every continent and used our private investigation affiliate
companies to get to the root of the problem.

It is this investigation that resulted in my being furnished with your
details as a possible relative of the deceased. My official capacity
dictates that I am the only party to supervise the investigation and the
only party to receive the results of the investigation.

It is quite clear now that our client died with no known or identifiable family members.This leaves me as the only person with the full picture of what the prevailing situation is in relation to the deposit of the deceased client. According to normal practice, the bank will by the end of this year broadcast a request for statements of claim.

Failing to receive viable claims they will most probably revert the
deposit to the Government.I am prepared to put you forward as next of kin
and approve same with a view to release the deposit to you as the closest surviving relation.
Upon  receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to share the money with you
in the ratio of 50/40 in my favor.With 10% set aside for any expenses to be incurred.

This will not be too difficult, counting on the fact that I will be on
hand to guarantee the funds are released to you, using my official
position.This can be done with your cooperation in a few working days.

At your request, I will provide further information. It is of paramount
importance that you do not contact me via the bank mailing system or
switchboard telephones about this project as all official lines are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our total Quality Management

I will therefore be inclined to feign ignorance if this happens.Please
contact me via email.


Miss. Monica Doku.