Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: From Patrick REPLY

From: patrick colombo <>

This email with the subject "From Patrick REPLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 04 Sep 2007 04:32:40 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was patrick colombo <>, although it may have been spoofed.

I know that This letter might surprise you because,we have not met neither in person nor by correspondence. But I believed it is one day that you get know somebody either in physical or through correspondence.
My name is Mr.Patrick Colombo, I work in the International operation department in a Local Bank here in South Africa.On a routine inspection I discovered a dormant domiciliary account with a Balance of $136,000,000 (One Hundred & Thirty Six Million USD) on further discreet investigation, I also discovered that the account holder has long since passed away (dead) leaving no beneficiary to the account. The bank will approve this money to any foreigner because the former operator of the a/c is a foreigner and from Iraq in particular and I am certainly sure that he is dead, and nobody will come again for the claim of this money A foreigner can only claim this money with legal claims to the account Holder; therefore I need your cooperation in this transaction.
I will provide the necessary information needed in order to claim this money, But you will need to open an account where this can be transferred. If interested send your private Telephone No. And Fax number including full details of the account to be used for the Deposit I wish for utmost confidentiality in handling this transaction as my job and the future of my family would be jeopardized if it were breached.
I do hope I can trust you as regards this matter. In the light of this, I would like you to forward to me the following information below:
Bank Name.........
Bank Address........
A/C Name.............
A/C Number..............
Swift Code No..............
Routing Number................
Your company name and address if any ......
This will enable us to forward the information to the Corporation for purposes of processing and immediate remittance of this funds to the account that will be provided by you. All modalities have been worked out and the necessary machinery put in place with the officials of the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Africa Developmet Bank of South Africa (ADB) to effect this transfer within the shortest possible time. It is worthy to note that this transaction is 100% risk free, my only fear is the confidentiality of this business from your end.
It is pertinent to note that only an expatriate firm can lay claim to this fund. We are barred from operating foreign accounts as civil servants still serving the government. As soon as the payment is effected, and the amount mentioned above is successfully transferred into your account, we intend to use own share in acquiring some properties (Real Estates) Abroad. For this too, you shall also serve as our agent. Please send your reply through this my email address and I shall send you my phone number as we progress.
Note that this E-mail is not one of those Internet jokes and should be treated with seriousness, utmost important and confidentiality. Your quick response will be highly appreciated. If however, you are not disposed to assist, kindly destroy this letter, in view of the confidentiality of the proposed transaction and for the interest of the personalities involved. I want to assure you that the transaction is without risk if due process is followed accordingly.
Finally, I will give you 35% for your corporation. I look forward to a favorable response from you.Contact me urgently via email ( for further details.
Best Regards & God bless you and your family.
Yours faithfully,
Mr.Patrick Colombo

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