Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "FROM: FRANK TOBI,I NEED YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE ON THIS MATTER." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 22 May 2011 19:05:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was FRANK TOBI <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend

 I am Mr.Frank Tobi,branch Manager; Eco Bank LTD. I, am contacting you while searching for a 
reliable person to contact for this transaction in regards to a business transfer for a huge sum of 
money in a dormant account. I need your assistance to transfer to overseas   twelve million United 
States Dollars Only (US$12,000.000.00).

 I am seeking your humble assistance to provide either an existing bank account or set up a new 
Bank account to receive this fund, even an empty account can serve this purpose, or you help to 
seek an honest and, reliable businessman who can assist us. Though I know that a transaction of 
this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that this 
transaction is being handled by me, Been that I, am the heads of this Department, It will be very 
easy and safety for me to make bank to bank wire transfer without any delay That is Why i decided 
to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction.

 During the course of our auditing i discovered a floating fund in a domiciliary account opened in 
the bank in 2001 and since 2001 to 2011  nobody has operated on this account, after going through 
some old files in the records i discovered that the owner of the account who is a foreigner died in 
Madrid Bombing of 11th of March 2004,without any traceable next of kin hence the dormant nature of 
the account remains dormant , and if nobody come to claim this funds it will be re- channel to 
government coffers as unclaimed funds.
 I am only contacting you as a foreigner that is capable to assist me in transferring this funds,

 I need your full co-operation to make this project a success, There is no risk at all, the 
paperwork for this transaction will be done by an attorney and in my position i can guarantees you 
a successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested and i know that you will not sit 
on this money after its successful transfer to you, please reply immediately and upon your 
response, I shall provide you with more details on what to do. Please observe utmost 
confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us.

Upon your response I will inform you on the steps ahead and your compensation for providing an 
account for this transaction. If you find yourself capable of working with me, contact me now.
 Please observe this instruction with the utmost care. I send you this letter not without a measure 
of fear as to what the consequences may be, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing 
gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. If this proposal is 
acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, I await your 

        Yours faithfully
        Mr.Frank Tobi
        branch   Manager
        Mobile +233-246-873-655