The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

From:  "Russ Cochran" <>
Date:  Thu, 31 Aug 2006 19:22:10 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "Re: CONTACT THE BANK ASAP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 31 Aug 2006 19:22:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Russ Cochran" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

I have just sent you three e mails copying letters I have received from Miss Kate Henshaw of the Ivory Coast.
This smells like a scam to me, but she has not asked for letterheads or money.  She has asked for my bank information to transfer money to the account.  What risks do I run if she has my account number?
Is this a scam?
Russ Cochran
gullible man from Missouri

On 8/31/06, Russ Cochran <> wrote:

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From: Russ Cochran <>
Date: Aug 31, 2006 8:50 PM

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From: kate henshaw <>
Date: Aug 30, 2006 12:49 PM
To: Russ Cochran <>

Dearest one Russ,

Thanks for your mail and your effort to assist me  in this transaction,well I received your mail   and I thought over it before responding to you because what we need in this This transaction is trust and nothing more as you know this is my only hope in life. Thanks for your picture i now kown that you are God sent to me.
My late father use to say this adage that HONESTY IS THE KEY TO HAPPINESS.

I keep sending prayers for I know that in God all things are possible  and I ask for answers to these challenges. I also send my loving heart to you and hold you in the  Divine  Light of Christ, and know that I  will be seeing you in the nearest future.

How are you together with all your concerns over there? .I hope all is well to the glory of God by His sovereignty. It is so thriling and exciting reading from you and your willingness to help me out of this my situation. I have seen your plight in this transaction  and understood you accordingly.Upon hearing from you,I am giving you the contact of the Bank without hesitation nor regret for you to contact them and I will be willing to send to you the lodgement receipt and the fund origin  when the needs be.
I know you will not dispose this trust that I have bestowed on you.I have met with the Bank Director requesting clarity on our intention and he hesitated to give me the comprehensive details ,saying that it is not their culture of service, rather the proceedure will unfold itself as we proceed in making the transfer.I was made to understand that they have departmental heads. Furthermore he requested that an Application should be submitted by us. I am doing all that can make this happen and have been in consistent communication with them.

Since I  have no experience in these matters I am advicing you to contact  the bank  to advise us, it will be most helpful if you will be  able to communicate with a specific individual the International Remittance Director that is in charge of this matter.

Thank you for your contiunal concern and willingness to help me out of this my situation. I have met with the International Remittance Director on this issue and the same time introduced you to him in absential. All I want you to do now is to get in contact with the Bank.below is the contact of the bank

Contact person:  Dr. KONE ADAMA
The Director of Operations
Foreign Remittance Division
B.O.A - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
Bank Of Africa
Tel No: +225 07 00 42 66
Fax No : +225 21 56 22 59.
Alternative email:
Address: Siege social, Avenue Joseph Anoma
01 BP 4135 Abidjan.

All you need to do is forward to the bank all your banking details so that they can commence with the transfer and please call the bank director for more clarification .
Please i will also like you to call the bank director it will facilitate the transfer of the money into your account.


Yours sincerely

Miss Jessica
NB Please always keep me posted with your discussion with the bank.
For security always confidential please.
This is what to tell the bank,
That you are my late fathers business associate, and the next of kin to Miss Kate Henshaw that you are ready to transfer the money in their bank to your nominated account oversea due to the political crisis going on in the land.

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