Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Mr. Ochoa Nicholas" <>

This email with the subject "PROPOSITION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 05 Jan 2008 08:55:46 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mr. Ochoa Nicholas" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend, 

This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have never 
met. The message could be strange but real if you pay some attention to it. I 
could have notified you about it at least for the sake of your integrity. 
Please accept my sincere apologies in bringing this message of goodwill to you,

I have to say that I have no intentions of causing you any pain i managed to 
get your contact details through the Internet myself. Time is of  importance  I

hope you understand.

My name is Mr. Ochoa Nicholas, I am the humble Manager of Barclays bank United 
kingdom during a recent call over our branch financial books by our Internal 
Auditors and myself, I discovered a Fixed Deposit account that has been dormant

for over  5yrs. The tenured sum in the account is a total of Ten Million, three

Hundred and Thirty Eight Thousand British pounds. (£10,338,000, 00). The actual

principal sum was Ten Million three Hundred thousand pounds (£10,300,000,00), 
while accrued interest over the years amount to Thirty Eight Thousand pounds 
(£38,000.00).which is the equivalent of twenty million[$20,000,000,00]united 
states dollars.

The above mentioned Time Deposit Account belongs to one Mr. Neal Walker, a 
customer now deceased. We discovered that a plane crash occurred way back On 
October 31, 1999. Involving an Egyptian Boeing 767 Flight 990 in the United 
States. His family including Wife and Daughter were unfortunately on board the 
aircraft too.

Under normal banking regulations obtainable throughout the world, a customer at

the initial stage of completing account opening documentation is required to 
provide the name(s) of his /her next of kin. This is the norm, because of 
unforeseen events such as permanent physical disability, or even death. In this

case, the late Mr. Neal Walker’s next of kin was first, his daughter, and then 
his wife.

In his Fixed Deposit Account data, I noticed again, that he prefers online 
banking correspondence, rather than being physically present in the branch. 
Under normal circumstance, customers send in their instruction on or before the

maturity period of investments of this nature, but in cases whereby there is a 
delay in receiving such instructions, the bank uses its discretion to roll over

such investment pending the receipt of an instruction stating otherwise from th


In this case therefore, when Mr. Neal’s “rollover or liquidate my investment 
instruction” was not received by officials in our operations department, the 
investment was continuously rolled over up to the time I noticed its 
peculiarity. There is a law in the United kingdom that stipulates remitting any

amount that stands as unclaimed after eight years from the date of demise of a 
customer, in cases where provision has not been made for a next of kin by the 
account holder. Such funds are termed as unclaimed funds by the bank to the 
British treasury account. In this case, it is not that there isn’t any next 
kin, but because they are both deceased. The British you must understand has a 
peculiar financial system, whereby there is freedom in the transfer of funds, 
tax exemption, and a very liberal system at the way funds are brought into and 
moved out of the country without attracting undue attention from Government 
regulatory agencies. These it is believed can go a long way at attracting 
foreign capital into the country.  

I have taken my time to explain to you the intricacies associated with this 
transaction, so that you may be able to compare notes with what you might have 
previously received from impersonators. And above all, to give you the needed 
feeling of mutual confidence needed for us to conclude this transaction, that I

believe will help both of us achieve financial buoyancy in a very short while. 
This is what I am proposing:
In order for the bank not to transfer the said sum of Ten Million, three 
Hundred and Thirty Eight Thousand pounds (£10,338,000.00) as unclaimed funds to

the British treasury account, the above stated funds most be claimed 
immediately by somebody standing in as late Mr. Neal Walker’s partner.
The stated sum can only be transferred to a designated account that will be 
provided by Mr. walker’s partner. Full name, address and other details must 
also be furnished to the bank for ease in processing necessary documents. This 
details you will provide for me to commence anchor the transaction.
The Bank’s Attorney/Legal Secretary shall prepare all necessary documents 
relating to the transfer of ownership. A sworn affidavit empowering you as the 
next of kin to the deceased and a probate administration document shall be 
served the bank after being duly notarized. This will serve as a legal document

backing this claim.
You will be required to provide an account and its details to our bank for the 
said funds to be transferred, as you shall then be regarded as the next of kin 
to the deceased. This information I will need you to urgently provide.
Note: that the operations staff charged with affecting the transfer are all my 
subordinates in the branch, while the responsibility of authorizing 
transactions of this nature falls on my shoulder as the
branch manager.

I am a meticulous, fair and rational individual when it comes to the area of 
sharing proceeds. Therefore I am willing to offer you 40% of the total sum to 
be transferred. The remaining 60% shall be utilized in-house. I believe this is

equitable enough.

Finally, I can assure you that the above proposed transaction is fool proof, 
considering the fact that I am the branch manager who shall authorize the 
transfer, and again, since we shall ensure that we fulfill all the bank’s 
requirements relating to transactions of this manner.

Therefore I can guarantee you that you shall not be liable to exposure in 
anyway imaginable and also all the procedures will be executed under a 
legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. I shall 
need to be able trust you, as much as you will need to do the same about me. 
Therefore, I shall advice you to Kindly reply my email, depicting acceptance in

good faith of my proposal.  Upon receipt of your reply, I shall furnish you 
with relevant documents that will help guide and ensure your optimum 
understanding of the above stated transaction. 

Additionally, I shall require you to forward to me your telephone and fax 
numbers for easy communication.

I am sure that I need not state that the foregoing requires utmost 

Thank you.


Mr. Ochoa Nicholas

Kindly send your response to my