Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Awaiting your urgent response

From: Mark Owusu <>

This email with the subject "Awaiting your urgent response" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Apr 2006 02:20:59 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mark Owusu <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Greetings to you,

My name is Mr. Mark Owusu. I write you this proposal 
in good faith, believing that you will not betray me.   It is the WILL 
of God for us to meet through this means. Mr. Emad Chaudhary, made a 
(Fixed deposit) for 36 calendar months, valued at $12.5m (Twelve 
Million, five hundred Thousand US Dollars) with my bank.  I was his 
account officer before I rose to the position of manager. The due date 
for this deposit contract was 20th of August 2005. I have tried my 
possible best to locate Mr. Emad to notify him about this, but all my 
efforts proved abortive.  I later discovered that Mr. Emad, 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 monthâs 
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 months time, it might be reverted to 
Government treasury because I cannot provide Mr. Emad since he is now 
late. I am seeking your co-operation to present you as the next of kin 
to the account, so that my bank head quarters will release the funds to 
you.  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, so we can 
go over the details. Please, treat as top secret.