Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Dr. Patrick Obi" <>

This email with the subject "FROM DR. PATRICK OBI." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Jul 2006 18:05:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Dr. Patrick Obi" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Dear Friend.

It is indeed my pleasure to write you this letter, which I believe will be a surprise to you as we 
have never met before, and I am deeply sorry if I have in any manner disturbed your privacy. Please 
forgive this unusual manner of contacting you, but this particular letter is of exceptional and 
very private nature. There is absolutely going to be a great doubt and distrust in your heart in 
respect of this email, coupled with the fact that, so many individuals have taken possession of the 
Internet to facilitate their nefarious deeds, thereby making it extremely difficult for genuine and 
legitimate business class persons to get attention and recognition. There is no way for me to know 
whether I will be properly understood, but it is my duty to write and reach out to you.

I am Dr. Patrick Obi, an accountant with OCEANIC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC. The business I am about to 
introduce you is base don sheer trust and with a Sense of purpose. I am contacting you to assist in 
repatriating the sum of $20.5M U.S dollars. The money and property left behind by Engr. Harold 
Bowen who had an accident On the 21st of April 2000, Engr. Harold Bowen, his wife and their two 
Children were involved in a car accident in a remote village called Kuru near Jos in Plateau State. 
All occupants of the car Unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries 
to his embassy here in Lagos-Nigeria to locate any of Harold Bowen Extended relatives, this has 
also proved unsuccessful to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you as his account 
officer to work with you before they get confiscated, frozen or declared unserviceable by the bank 
where these huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, the OCEANIC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC, where the 
deceased had an
account valued at about (US$20.5M) Twenty Milliom Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars.

Now the management has issued a notice to provide the next of kin or 
have the account frozen. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the 
relatives for over 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as 
the next of kin to the deceased since you are a foreigner so that the 
proceeds of this account valued at $20.5M, can be paid to you and then you and I can share the 
money. 60% to me and 35% to you, while 5% will be mapped out for any miscellaneous expenses that 
might be incurs in the cause of this transaction. 

I have made an arrangement with an attorney who will work for us and 
secure all the necessary legal documents to back up this claim, and this I must do to make sure 
that this fund is not wasted or end up in the wrong hands. All I require is your honest 
co-operation to enable us sees this deal through and secures all the legal documents. I guarantee 
you that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and 
I from any breach of the law. 
If you are interested in this deal, 

kingly get back to me with your complete information, as follow.

Telephone and Fax numbers, your home address, Full name, your banking 
Particulars where the funds US$20.5M would be transfer. 
Best regards,

Dr. Patrick Obi.
Tel: 234-803-395-6015