Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Mr.Bori Atama" <>

This email with the subject "PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 14 Aug 2005 03:06:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mr.Bori Atama" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

PRIVATE PHONE: +233-243610293
DATE: 14/08/2005


I am MR.BORI ATAMA, Bank Manager of AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK, ACCRA,GHANA. I have urgent and very 
confidential business proposition for you. I got your contact from my private search for a reliable 
and trusted foreign partner.

On June 6, 2000, An American and a gold consultant/contractor with the Ghanaian National Gold 
corporation, Mr. Barry Kelly made a numbered time (Fixed) deposited for twelve calendar months, 
valued at US$25,000,000.00 (Twenty-five Million Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a 
routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder 
and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Ghanaian National Gold Corporation that 
Mr. Barry Kelly died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he did 
not leave a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further 
investigation and discovered that Mr. Barry Kelly did not declare any next of kin in all his 
official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork. This sum of US$25,000,000.00 is still 
sitting in the Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each
year. No one will come forward to claim it. According to the Ghana Law, at the expiration of 6{Six} 
years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Ghana Government if nobody applies to claim 
the funds. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next 
of kin to Mr. Barry Kelly so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of 
some corrupt government officials. This is simple;

1) I will like you to provide me immediately with your full names and address so that the attorney 
will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits, which will put you in place as the next of kin.

2) We shall employ the services of two attorneys for drafting and notarization of the WILL and 
obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer.

3) A bank account in any part of the world, which you provide, will then facilitate the transfer of 
this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin of Mr. Barry Kelly. The money will be paid into 
your account for us to share.

Now my questions are:-

A. Can you handle this project?

B. Can I give you this on trust?

C. What will be your commission?

If you can sponsor this transfer. Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible with your 
full willingness.

Finally, it is our humble prayer that the
information as contained herein be accorded the necessary attention,
urgency as well as the secrecy it deserves.

As soon as you receive my message, call me on my direct phone number 00233-243610293

There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and 
my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you 
are interested, please reply immediately via the private email address below. Upon your response, I 
shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand.

Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most 
profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your 

Awaiting your urgent reply.

Thanks and regards,