Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Mr.Mark Ward." <>

This email with the subject "INVESTMENT PROJECT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 06 Sep 2007 20:57:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mr.Mark Ward." <>, although it may have been spoofed.

3rd,September 2007
Dear Friend,

I am Mr. Mark Ward the system and Controller Director
at the BARCLAYS  BANK PLC.I am writing this letter to
solicit for support and assistance from you to carry
out this business opportunity in my bank. Lying in an
inactive account is the sum of 87 Million pounds
sterling belonging to a foreign customer (Michael
Gambone) who was a gas consultant here in UK, who
happens to be deceased during a business trip. He died
with his wife(Deborah Gambone)on board the Swissair
Flight 111 , which crashed into the Atlantic off
NovaScotia in September 2nd 1998.

The news of this crash was on the news which we have
notified his relatives to no avail. See links below
for more detail information:

Ever since he died the bank has been expecting his
next of kin to come and claim these fund. To this
effect, we cannot release the money unless someone
applies for it as next of kin, as indicated in our
banking guideline.Unfortunately he has no family
member in UK or Over-sea who are aware of the
existence of the money (as he was a gas consultant).

At this juncture i have decided to do business with
you. To this effect I solicit your assistance in
applying as the next of kin to the bank then the money
will be released to you, as I do not want this money
to go into the bank treasury as an unclaimed bill,
because the banking law and guideline stipulates that
if such money(s) remains unclaimed for a period of up
to eight years (8yrs), the money will be transferred
into the bank treasury as an unclaimed bill.

My request for a foreigner as next of kin is
occasioned by the fact that the customer was a
foreigner and a British cannot stand as next of
kin,40%of the money will be your share as a foreign
partner and your assistance to actualize this
business, 5% for any expenses incurred. Thereafter i
will visit your country with your help once the money
hits your account for disbursement according to the
percentage indicated.

To effect the immediate transfer of the fund to you as
agreed, you must apply first to the bank as the next
of kin to the deceased, and then we will follow up all
formalities for the transaction.

Upon receipt of your reply, i will send to you, the
text of the application you are to send to the bank,
and further clarify you in other issues as to effect
this business.

Waiting to hear from you urgently.

Best Regards
Mr.Mark Ward.