Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "FROM MRS MARY COOPER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 10 Jul 2006 11:29:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.


I am MRS MARY COOPER, credit officer of African Development Bank. I have an
urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.

In June, 1999, a German property consultant and importer of used cars ,Mr
Andreas Schranner made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar
months, valued at US$35,000,000.00(Thirty five Million United States Dollars
only) in my branch. It was to our utter suprise that we heard of his death,
wife and children in an AF4590 plane crash in July 2000. See website below:

On further investigation,I found out that he died without making a WILL, and
hitherto, all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. Mr Andreas
Schranner  was residing at No 1 Rue de Avenida, G.R.A. Cotonou, Benin Republic.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr Andreas Schranner
did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including
his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$35,000,000.00 is still
sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum
at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to
Laws of Benin, at the expiration of 7 (SEVEN) years, the money will be declared
frozen and forfeited to the Benin Government if nobody applies to claim the

Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as
the next of kin or business partner to Mr Andreas Schranner so that the fruits
of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government
officials. This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full
names and address,phone and fax numbers so that the attorney will prepare the
necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of
kin or business partner. I have two of my colleagues who are top officials of
the bank involved in this transaction. Your role in the transaction is to send
an application for claim of the funds to our bank. Then, as top officials of
the bank, we shall work behind-the-scene to make sure that your application is
approved by the management of the bank, and the funds transfered to your
nominated bank account.

Please note that there is no iota of risks at all as all the paperwork for this
transaction will be done legitimately and with our positions as top officials
of the bank would ensure a successful execution of this transaction. If you are
interested, please reply immediately to my email box.

Please send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy

You should observe utmost CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECRECY in this transaction, and
rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us
because I will require your assistance to invest my share in your country.

I look forward to your prompt response.

Thanks and regards.

Mrs Mary Cooper
Direct Line: 00229 97 07 14 19

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