Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Can you assist?

From: William Ibru <>

This email with the subject "Can you assist?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 31 Aug 2006 21:31:40 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was William Ibru <>, although it may have been spoofed.

I am William Ibru, personal attorney to Mr Patrick Yao, an expartriate who used to work with Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC), here in Nigeria.On the 2nd of January 2005, I recieved a call that my client died in the Tsunami Disaster with his wife and two kids while on vacation at Phuket Island in Thailand. Since then I have made several enquiries to locate any of my client's extended relatives. This has proved unsuccessful.
I have contacted you to assist in repartriating the money left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this deposit is lodged. Particularly, the bank where the deceased had an account valued at US$7,500,000.00 (Seven Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars).
The bank has issued me a notice to provide the next-of-kin or have the account confiscated. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the biological relatives of my late client, I hereby seek your consent to present you to the bank as next-of-kin of the deceased since you are a foreigner, so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$7.5M can be transfered to you as inheritance and thereafter, you and me can share the money; 50% to me and 45% to you, while 5% will be donated to the Tsunami Disaster Charity Fund.
I have original copy of Certificate of Deposit of the funds, which will be used to substantiate our inherittance claims. All I require is your consent and honest co-operation to enable us see the deal through. Furthermore, I guarantee that the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Please I will be more confident to carry out this transaction with if you send me the following details for the processing of the claim in
your favour:
1. Your full Name and Address
2. Your Direct Phone / Fax Number
3. Your Age and Occupation
On receipt of this information, it will enable us move ahead as we have to establish trust for one another, we need a very good understanding to enable us achieve success as you know the money we are going after is not a childs play, so I believe we both are responsible adult and we should behave like one.
I shall write an application letter on your behalf and summit to the bank presenting you as the beneficiary of the funds as soon as I
receive your information, this will enable them tell you the modalities in which the money will get to you soonest.
Hope to hear from you soonest.
Thank you.
Yours faithfully,
William Ibru,
Notice: i will want you to contact me via my private email