Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Sherif Sambo" <>

This email with the subject "BUSINESS VENTURE ." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 15 Aug 2007 22:29:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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

From: Sherif Sambo
Address: Accra-Ghana,
Dear Sir,
I am Mr Sherif, Accounts supervisor with International Commercial Bank, Ghana. 
I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On January, 
2006, a Foreign Diamond consultant/contractor with the Ghana National Diamond 
Corporation, Mr. David Sluka, made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve 
calendar months, valued at SD$29,500,000.00, (Twenty Nine Million, Five 
Hundred Thousand Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine 
notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, I sent 
a reminder and finally I discovered from his contract employers, the Ghana 
National Diamond Corporation that Mr. David Sluka died from attack. On further 
investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL and all attempts 
to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation 
and discovered that Mr. David Sluka did not declare any kin or relations in 
all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. 
This sum of USD$29, 500,000.00 is in the Escrow Bank Account here in the Bank 
for safe-keeping. No one can ever come forward to claim it. According to Ghana 
Law, at the expiration of 8 (eight) years, the money will revert to the 
ownership of the Ghana Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. 
Consequently, my proposal is that I want you as a Foreigner to stand in as the 
rightful owner of the money. It's deposited in Escrow Account. In the 
circumstance, I want to present you as the rightful owner of the deposit in 
the Bank so that you can be able to claim them with the help of my attorney. 
This is simple. I would like you to provide immediately your Full names, 
contact address as well as your direct Telephone number, so that I can  put in 
Bank Computer Data, to prove you as the rightful beneficiary/next of kin to 
late out late client who made the deposit. The money will be transfered to 
your nominated bank account in your country and share in the ratio of 50% for 
me and 40% for you, while 10% will be used to take care of every expenses we 
might incure. There is no risk at all as all internal documentation will  
manager and retrive by me and this will guarantees the successful execution of 
this transaction on your behalf, please reply immediately via my email 
address. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and 
relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction and swing 
into the necessary action while I confide in you hoping you will not betray me 
at last.
Mr Sherif Sambo