Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Greetings from Mr. Doug.

From: "Mr. Doug Kaku." <>

This email with the subject "Greetings from Mr. Doug." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Jul 2006 14:13:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mr. Doug Kaku." <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Good Evening,

My name is Mr. Doug Kaku, a banker here in Ghana. I write you this 
proposal in good faith as a brother, believing that you will not betray 
me regarding the information I am about to reveal to you. In 2002 a 
Crude Oil dealer Late Mr. MICHAEL SCHMIDT, made a (Fixed deposit) for 
36 calendar months, valued at US$14,600,000.00 (Fourteen Million, Six 
hundred Thousand US Dollars) with my bank. I was his account officer 
before I rose to the position of manager. The maturity date for this 
deposit contract was 20th of August 2005. I have tried my possible best 
to locate Mr. Michael to notify him about this, but all my efforts 
proved abortive. I later discovered that Mr. Michael, his wife and only 
daughter were among the victims of bomb blast during the war in Iraq. 
Unfortunately, he has no other living relatives to inherit this fund.

Now, a new Financial Law, which takes effect in two month's time, 
stipulates that any bank account more than $5,000,000.00 [Five Million 
US Dollars] will be investigated and the bank shall produce the account 
owner for clearance. This is a Government measure to check money 
laundering. If I do not find a way to move this money out of the 
country immediately, in two month's time, it might be reverted to 
Government treasury because the bank management cannot provide Mr. 
Michael since he is now late. I am seeking your co-operation to present 
you as the next of kin to the account since you are a foreigner, so 
that my bank head quarters will release the funds to you. It is only a 
foreigner can claim the funds in the account.  There 
is no risk involved, the transaction will be executed under a 
legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. 
Let me know how much percent you will take, so that both parties will 
be satisfied. Contact me as soon as you receive this message for 
further details.

Please, treat as top secret, I am the only person having this 


Doug Kaku.