Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "labaran urman" <>

This email with the subject "ONE SINGLE HELP FROM, YOU CAN CHANGE OUR LIVES" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 31 May 2005 20:32:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "labaran urman" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Hello friend,
I am contacting you from Africa. My name is Labaran Umaru. I work with the
African Development bank group, Nigeria main branch, as foreign operations
manager. Please do not get upset as to how I got your contact. I got your
email contact from the Internet. I
sincerely advise that you calm down to read below
proposal thoroughly and thereafter decide if we can do
the business together. It is no setup or one of these
hoaxes from Africa. This is a real deal and I mean
every word I speak here.
A UK citizen, Mr. Norman Anderson (from Aberdeen) has
been a customer of my bank since 1988. He opened a
domiciliary account with us in June 1988. The said
bank account, which is at the moment in dormant, is in
UK pounds sterling and has credit balance of 47.3M
pounds. Last transaction carried on the account dates
back to September 15, 1999. I have been the account
owner?s confidant and account officer until above date
when he was last seen in the bank. And since this time
Mr. Anderson has not been to the bank nor sent in
cheque for clearing. This became a source of worry to
me and prompted my personal investigation as to
whereabouts and business activity of this customer.
Result of my investigation revealed that he was into
oil bunkering and operated within West and Central
Africa sub-regions. Further investigation proved that
he was one of the victims of November 1999 raid of
illegal oil bunkering merchants in Malabo Island of
Equatorial Guinea. However, I continued my
investigation and further discovered that a UK
telephone number mentioned in our bank information
form, which he filled when the said bank account was
established, belong to a hotel in London. This is a
clear indication that he probably has fed my bank with
false information to protect his illegal oil deals. I
have not disclosed these findings to anyone else
except this message to you.
After a careful study of the account file and
available data to me, I have packaged a good deal as
follows; and will wish to carry it out with you.
My Dear Friend, the deal here is that the money in
this account will be approved and remitted to any
foreigner who shows up as relation to Mr Anderson
provided such person has correct information to the
account. I have such needed information and will hand
it over to you as soon as we commence the transaction.
I will source all necessary documents and forward them
to you for direct submission to the bank. With my
position as the foreign operations manager we will
quietly remove this money from the bank without
hitches. I don?t have any problem in regularizing all
necessary documents and transferring the credit
balance of the said account to your nominated bank
account in overseas, but the problem is trust. I have
spent months in trying to get an overseas reliable
contact. It is worthy to note that people are
unreliable these days and even derive joy in telling
lies. On this ground I request your unreserved but
sincere cooperation devoid of greed in carrying out
this transaction so that no one amongst both of us
shall defraud each other at the end. I am prepared to
split at 60%---40% for you, provided that mine (60%)
will be intact at the end.
Awaits for your expected co-operation.
Best regards,