Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "KEEP AS CONFIDENTIAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 10 Aug 2004 09:12:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.



TEL:+ 27 -73-227-2207


                              KEEP AS CONFIDENTIAL 

I am a staff of bank in Africa. I will give you the name of my bank and other important information 
if I receive a positive reply from you. For security reasons I cannot disclose my full identity to 
you now until I am sure of your cooperation. I work in the operations dept where I serve as account 
officer to numerous customers. One of the customers whom I worked as his account officer was a 
wealthy diamond merchant from neighboring Sierra Leone. He lost his family in the war. He was lucky 
to escape alive and came to this country with his wealth intact. Unfortunately he died last year.

Because this man was good to me when he was alive, I took it uponmyself to travel to his country 
last month, to see if I could locate any of his close relations. On reaching there I discovered 
that his only surviving uncle died a few months back. I sponsored this trip on my own and nobody in 
the bank knew I was undertaking the journey so I did not present any official report of my findings 
in South Africa.

Now there are two things I could do with regards to the dead mans money. First, as his account 
officer, I could formally notify the bank authorities that the man is dead and has no next of kin. 
In this case the money would be forfeited to the government after some time. As a matter of fact 
this is the proper thing I am supposed to do.

Another thing I can do is to arrange for someone else, a foreigner, to act as the next of kin of 
the late man so that he will claim the money. This is the option that I can do to help anybody and 
myself since the money actually is public fund due to the fact that my friend was a close lly to 
the late brutal military president that looted government treasury and that is why I have chosen to 
do it. I want you to be my partner. All you would have to do is act, as the next of kin of the dead 
man and the whole money in the account will be transferred to your account. As the account officer 
to the late man, I have all the necessary documents that you will require claiming the money in the 

The total money in the account is USD17 million. Your share will be 30% which is USD5, 100,000. My 
own share will be 69%, which is USD11, 730,000. We shall keep 1%, which is USD170, 000 for 
expenses. Reach me immediately by mail so that I can give you further details. Also provide me your 
direct tel/fax to reach you. 

Be free to Reply on this my altternative email address listed as follow... altternative email for 
confidentail invorved.

Yours truly,