Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: From Mr. Austin Ranney


This email with the subject "From Mr. Austin Ranney" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 14 Feb 2007 14:03:01 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

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Hello,Very important.

Do accept my sincere apologies if my mail does not meet your personal eth=
although, I wish to use this medium to get in touch with you first becaus=
e it's
fastest means. I am an extenal auditor of a well known Bank here in the U=

In one of our periodic auditing I discorved a dormant accounts with holdi=
balance of 15,000,000 (Fifteen million British Pounds) which has not been
operated for the past three years. From my investigations and confirmatio=
the owner of this account, a foreigner by name Mr. Gregory .B.Wilson died=
plane crash in July 19,2003 and since then nobody has done anything as re=
the claiming of this money because he has no family members who are aware=
the existence of neither the account nor the funds.

I have secretly discussed this matter with a top senior minister official=
the federal ministry of finance here and we have agreed to find a reliabl=
foreign partner to deal with us, although due to his possition he did not=
to take active part but as soon as you follow my instructions everything =
be successfull because we will be working hand in hand with him.

We thus propose to do business with you,standing in as the next of kin of=
funds from the deceased and after due legel processes have been followed =
fund will be released to your account without delay and we will use it fo=
investment and to assist the less privelaged in the society because if we=
the fund with the government it will be fortified for nothing and will be=
to suppress the poor masses in the society.

This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is legi=
and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other i=

So you should provide me with your correct account detail where you will =
the fund to be transferred even an empty account is ok. At the conclussio=
n of
the transfer you will take 35%,5% will be for any expenses both parties
incurred in the process of this business and the remaining 60% will be fo=
r me.
As soon as I hear from you and upon your strong assurance that you will n=
ot let
me down once the fund goes into your account I will then start the proces=
of the transfer of the fund to your account without further delay.

You should send the a/c information as stated below.......together with y=
telephone nos. both Home, Office & Cell phone for easier & faster communi=

Bank Name...........
Bank Address.........
A/C Name..............
A/C Number...............
Swift Code..................
Your Telephone................
Routing Number..................
State & Country................

I look forward to hear from you as soon as possible if you are interested=


Mr. Austin Ranney.