Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: VERY IMPORTANT !!!!

From: =?iso-8859-1?q?mercy=20ken?= <>

This email with the subject "VERY IMPORTANT !!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 19 Apr 2006 13:04:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was =?iso-8859-1?q?mercy=20ken?= <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Ich habe eine neue E-Mail-Adresse!
Ich bin jetzt unter folgender E-Mail-Adresse zu erreichen:



I am Mrs. MERCY KEN LADIPO the Foreign Remittance Manager of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.I have an urgent and very confidential business proposal which I believe will benefit us.

Late last year myself and the attorney/legal adviser of our bank were mandated by the bank executive board of Directors to scrutinized the financial status of our bank and during our scrutinization we came across huge willed fund which has been deposited in our bank treasury by late foreign depositor.The source of the deposited fund is as thus.

On the 17th day of August 1997, Engr.Ramirez Sanchez of El-Salvador,an Oil

Consultant/Contractor with the Federal Government of my country made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$5,000,000.00(Five Million Dollars) in our bank.

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 Federal Ministry of Works and Housing that Engr..Ramirez Sanchez died in the Earth quake Incident that took place in his home country El-Salvador.On further investigation, I found out that he died along with his son Mez Sanchez who was officially mentioned in the WILLED Article of memorandum, and all attempts to trace his living relatives proved abortive.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Engr..Ramirez Sanchez did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents, apart from his son Mez Sanchez. who died along with his father.This sum of US$5,000,000.00 is over floating in our Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year.No one has ever come forward to claim it.According to my country's financial Law, at the expiration of 10 (Ten) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government if nobody applies to claim this


Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foriegner to stand in as the next of kin to Engr.Ramirez Sanchez so that the fruits of this manís labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials.This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address including your phone/fax numbers so that the Attorney of our bank who is our partner in this business Barrister Allen Brai will prepare all necessary documents in your favour as the beneficiary next of kin to the fund.The Attorney will legally defend you before the bank as the next of kin.

The Attorney will obtain all the legal and official necessary documents and letter of

probate/administration in your favor for the transfer.The money will be transfered to you for our sharing and you are to be compersated with 30% for your assistance and the balance 70% will be for me and the Attorney your partners.

There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the Attorney and my position as the Foreign Remittance Manager who keep all the bank foreign currency papers guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via my private email address (

Upon your response, I will notify the Attorney to provide you with more details and the transfer procedure that will help you to understand the transaction.

Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction will profit both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country.

Awaiting your urgent reply via my above email address.

Thanks and regards.


Foreign Remittance Manager Union Bank

- mercy ken