Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Please Reply (Confirm Receipt)

From: "Mr James Osondu" <>

This email with the subject "Please Reply (Confirm Receipt)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 31 Jul 2004 11:10:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mr James Osondu" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

From: Mr.James Osondu

Dear Sir,

I am writing this proposal hoping that you would be of
assistance in this business of mutual benefit. My name is
James Osondu an auditor at one of the Banks

During our last audit exercise,some amount of money
totalling $18.5Million was discovered and traced to be
owned by one late Engineer Manfred Becker, a foreigner who
died in a crash. The source of this fund was further traced
to be a contract payment made to him but has remained
unclaimed till now. Since his death,nobody has shown up to
claim this fund and this attracted our curiosity. I
therefore made a research and found out that he did not
leave any next of kin in his confidential document with the
Ministry that he executed the contract for and also with
our Bank. A panel setup by the Federal Government on
recovery offunds expects that this fund should be
unquestionably claimed by any of his available foreign next
of kin or alternatively the fund should be donated for arms
and ammunition at a military war college here in Nigeria.
Fervent valuable efforts were made by the Panel to get in
touch with any of the family or relatives but all have
proved to no avail.It is because of the perceived
possibility of not going to be able to locate any next of
kin ( he had no wife and children)that the panel under the
influence of our chairman, Rtd Major General Thomas
Danababa , that arrangement is being made for the fund to
be declared UNCLAIMABLED and then be donated to the Trust
Fund for arms and ammunition which will further enhance the
perpetration of war in Africa and the third world in
general. To forestall this move, my colleagues and I have
taken it upon ourselves to source for a foreign partner who
could assist in claimimg this fund for further transfer
abroad. I have been given the sole mandate to source for a
partner as soon as possible to that effect.

All documents and proof to enable you get this fund have
been carefully worked out and I am assuring you a 100% risk
free involvement. Your share would be 30% of the total
amount if you agree to assist while 10% would be set aside
to offset all expenses in course of the transfer and the
rest would be for us for investment purposes in your
country. If this proposal is OK by you, and you do wish to
take the advantage of the trust we hope to bestow on you
and your company, then kindly reach me immediately via my
confidential email (ONLY FOR SECURITY REASONS) email me
through my confidential email account
<> or my fax number:234-1-7597019
furnishing me with your most confidential telephone and fax
numbers and exclusive email so that I can forward to you
the relevant details of the transaction.

I expect your urgent response.


Mr James Osondu