Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: abiola williams <>

This email with the subject "HELLO!MAIL FROM DR.WILLIAMS." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 01 Jul 2006 09:16:41 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was abiola williams <>, although it may have been spoofed.

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 Australia. Because this man was good to me when he was 
alive, I took it upon myself 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 the bank. Now there are two things I could do with regards 
to the money. First, as his accounts 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 ally 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 accounts officer to the late man, I have all the 
necessary documents that will require claiming the money in the 
account. The total money in the account is USD17 million. Your share 
will be 30%, which is USD5, 100,000. My own share will be 70%. 
me immediately by mail or phone that I can give you 
further details. Also provide me you with direct tel to reach you. 
Yours truly,