Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Business Proposal

From: "Dr. Abdul Sahid" <>

This email with the subject "Business Proposal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 12 Jan 2007 20:04:17 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Dr. Abdul Sahid" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attached Message

I am an official in a Bank in Africa. I decided to contact you after a 
careful thought that you may be capable of handling this business 
transaction which i explained below;

In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $10.5m US dollars (Ten 
million, five hundred thousand US dollars). In an account that belongs to 
one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in 1998 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 somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the 
deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately we learnt 
that his supposed next of kin (his son and wife) died alongside with him at 
the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.

It is therefore upon this discovery that I and other official in my 
department now decided to make this proposal to you and release the money to 
you as the next of kin (I want to present you as his business associate) to 
the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming 
for it. We don't want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed 
Bill because after this years audition, the board has decided to keep the 
money in the treasury after the first quarter of this year. Due to security 
reasons, I will send you the details if you give me your consent by 
responding me on this email address immediately you receive this letter and 
send me your personal telephone number where i can reach you.

Best Regards,

Abdul Sahid