The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

From:  mark patrick <>
Date:  Mon, 18 Jun 2007 14:13:00 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM THE DESK OF MARK" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 18 Jun 2007 14:13:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was mark patrick <>, although it may have been spoofed.

public relation office
Dear friend,
I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foriegn remittance department
of BANK OF AFRICA. I am writing, following the impressive information about
you through one of my friends WORKS WITH THE BURKINA CHAMBERS firm.
In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $U.S50.5Million dollars
(fifth million five hundred thousand US dolloars)  in an account that belongs to one of our foriegn customer who died along with his entire family in November 1999  in a plane crash.
Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless some body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking  guidlines and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside  with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and other officials in my department now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the
next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement
since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.
The banking law and guidling here stipulates that  if such money remained unclaimed after six years the money will be transfered into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund.  The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occassioned by the fact  that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkina person cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
We agree that 30% of this money will be for you as a foreign partner, in respect  to the  provision of a foriegn account, 10% will be set aside for expenses occured during the business and 60% would be for me and my colleagues. There after I and my colleagues will visit your country for disbursement according  to the percentage indicated.
Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location wherein the money will be remitted.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch  -free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.
You should contact me immediately as soon as you recieve this letter.
Yours faithful
Bill & Exchange Manager

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