Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "FROM WILLIAMS KOKO" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 12 Oct 2007 01:59:54 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "WILLIAMS KOKO" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am a staff of one of the leading banks in Ghana. 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 
America. 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 colleague and i will share 70%. Reach me immediately by mail so that I can give 
you further details. Also provide me you with direct telephone to reach you.

Williams Koko.