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Scam Type: Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Pls, l need urgent attention
Email From: "kadd" <>
Email Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 13:33:19 -0800

This email with the subject "Pls, l need urgent attention" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 13 Nov 2010 13:33:19 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "kadd" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Greetings from Abidjan

Before I introduce myself, I wish to inform you that this
letter is not a hoax mail and I urge you to treat it
serious. We want to transfer to overseas account
($160,000.000.00 ) One hundred and sixty million US
DOLLARS from a prime Bank here in Abidjan. I want to ask
you, If you are not capable to quietly look for a reliable
and honest person who will be capable and fit to provide
either an existing bank account or to set up a new Bank
a/c immediately to receive this money, even an empty a/c
can serve to receive this money, as long as you will
remain honest to me till the end for this important
business trusting in you and believing in God that you
will never let me down either now or in future.

I am Mr.Edward Kofi, presently promoted to Auditor General
in one of the banks here in Abidjan cote d'ivoire. During
the course of our auditing last week, I discovered a
floating fund in an account opened in the bank in 2007 and
since 2010 nobody has operated on this account again,
after going through some old files in the records I
discovered that the owner of the account died without a
[Heir/WILL] hence the money is floating and if I do not
remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for
nothing. The owner of this account is Mr. Keith Lathan an
American and a great industrialist and a resident of
Alaska State, who unfortunately lost his life in the Auto
crash in Alaska , which crashed on January 31 2006,
including his wife and only daughter leaving nobody to
claim the money. No other person knows about this account
or any thing concerning it, the account has no other
beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that
the account is a secret account.

The total amount involved is One hundred and sixty million
US DOLLARS only [160,000.000.00 DOLLARS ] and we wish to
transfer this money into a safe foreigners account abroad.
But I don't know any foreigner; I am only contacting you
as a foreigner because this money cannot be approved to a
local person here, but to a foreigner who has information
about the account, which I shall give to you upon your
positive response. I am revealing this to you with believe
in God that you will never let me down in this business,
you are the first and the only person that I am contacting
for this business, so please reply urgently so that I will
inform you the next step to take urgently. I need your
strong assurance that you will never let us down, me and a
key bank official who is deeply involved with me in this

I guarantee you that this transaction will be executed
under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from
any breach of the law. The bank official will destroy all
documents of the transaction immediately you receive this
money leaving no trace to any place. I will use my
position and influence to obtain all legal approvals for
onward transfer of this money to your account with
appropriate clearance from the relevant ministries and
foreign exchange departments At the conclusion of this
business, you will be given 30% of the total amount, 70%
will be for us.


I look forward to hear from you.

Best Regards
Edward Kofi