Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Formby <>

This email with the subject "BOMB EXPLOSION IN UK..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 02 Aug 2005 07:13:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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


Dear Friend,

 Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr.Mr.Formby George,credit officer of the Lloyds Bank 
TSB.  I have a concealed business suggestion for you.Before the recent Bomb blast in United 
Kingdom,    our client General Ibrahim Moussa a business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 6 
calendar months, with a value of Twenty millions Five Hundred Thousand GBP Pounds only in my 
branch. Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even before the recent Bomb Blast. Again 
after the  Bomb Blast another notification was sent and still no response came from him. I later 
find out that the General and his family had been killed during the bomb blast that hit their 
home.After further investigation it was also discovered that Gen.Ibrahim Moussa did not declare any 
next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also 
confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my 
bank. So, Twenty millions Five Hundred Thousand GBP Pounds is still lying in my bank and no one 
will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that according to the to the laws of my 
country at the expiration of nine months,the funds will revert to the ownership of the United 
Kingdom Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you 
is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Gen. Ibrahim Moussa so that 
you will be able to receive his funds. 


  I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. I 
have contacted an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the 
next of kin to Gen. Ibrahim Moussa, all that is required from you at this stage is for you to 
provide me with your Full Names and Address so that the attorney can commence his job. After you 
have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also fill in for claims on your behalf and secure 
the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the move of the funds to an account 
that will be provided by you.There is no risk involved at all in the matter as we are going to 
adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents. Please endeavor 
to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue.Once the funds have been 
transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 70% for me, 25% for you 
and 5% for any expenses incurred during the course of this operation. Should you be interested 
please send me your private phone and fax numbers for easy communication and I will provide you 
with more details of this operation.Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Mr.Formby George.

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