Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "FROM OFFICE OF REV.FR RICHARD DAVID" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 29 Jul 2006 10:06:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "RICHARD DAVID" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Dear Friend.

    I am Rev. Fr.RICHARD DAVID. A senior staff with the World Bank fact finding & special duties 
I am writing you this letter based on the fact that cool penny is better than millions of dollars 
means it's better for one to live and die poor honest man than a rich dishonest one.

I and the Chief security officer (CSO) of this organization and have arranged with an officer in 
the computer section in person of Engineer Joseph Cliff to bring out part of your total pending 
payment with reference number (LEM-05-371) amounting to US$10 million. Why we did this is because 
according to information gathered from the Bank’s/security computer, you have been waiting for a 
long time to receive this payment without success.

As I found out that you have almost met all the statutory requirements in respect of your pending 
payment. The problem we feel you are having is that of interest groups. A lot of people are 
interested in your payment and those people are merely doing paper works with you and that explains 
why you receive different kinds of untrue fax and phone messages from different people everyday.

Also we found out that some of the officials of the prostates have been extorting a lot of money 
from you with the pretext of helping you receive your money. I can assure you this will keep 
happening if you do not do away with those officers. For security reasons you do not have to tell 
anybody that your have your payment on the way until the payment gets to you.

The said payment is been arranged in a security-proof box weighing 75kg. In order to get this box 
shipped to you I and the (COS) Yesterday went to this four courier companies NHL, Ems, FedEx and 
Ups to make arrangements on how to get the box shipped to you by courier, but to no avail the above 
courier companies all made us to understand that they will have to open the box for inspection by 
the customs before shipment.

This is something we want to avoid because this box is been padded with synthetic nylon and to open 
it you will have to cut the pad before you will meet the button that you will press to open the 
dial code-lock. There is no way you can open the box and be able to close it again because it was 
padded with machine.

We told the courier services that the box contained film materials and when open will spoil the 
materials. <N:B> we did not declare money because courier does not carry money.Today a friend of 
mine who is diplomat disclosed to me that there is a security courier service company that is 
specialized in sending diplomatic materials and information from one country to another, which also 
has diplomatic immunity and consignment such as this cannot be checked by any customs anywhere in 
the world.

I have therefore met the official of the security courier service and concluded shipping 
arrangement with them, which they will commence as soon as I have your go ahead order. The diplomat 
who will be bring in this consignment to you is an ex pact and has been in this line of work for 
many years now so we have Not ting to worry about.

After all arrangements we have concluded that you must donate Five Hundred Thousand United States 
dollars (US$500,000.00) to any charity organization I designate as soon as you receive your money. 
To this effect, you will send to us a promissory note for the donation along with your address 
where you will like the box to be delivered to by courier.

Please maintain topmost secrecy as it may cause a lot of problems if found out that we are using 
this way to help you. You are advised not inform anyone about this until you received your money. 
Am helping you on this because something in me is tells me that you are an honest person. When you 
conclude this and you send our promise, we will help to ship the final part of your money to you.

May God be with you as i wait for your response either through Fax or Email: Feel free to call me 
if you will like us to discuses more on this FAX/TEL:
 +221 4183317.

Yours Faithfully
Rev. Fr.Richard David
Director, Special Duties. UNI/BF.