Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: shoji kondo <>

This email with the subject "RESPONSE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 08 Aug 2007 04:15:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was shoji kondo <>, although it may have been spoofed.

I am Mr. Max Raph, the Chief Auditor, of a finance company in UK.
In the course of my auditing, I discovered a floating fund in an account
which was opened in 1999 belonging to a dead foreigner Late
Mr. Potgieter Johannes who died in 2005. Every effort made to track
any member of his family or next of kin has since failed; hence I got
in contact with you to stand as his next of kin since he died leaving no
heir or a will.
My intention is to transfer this sum of $15.5M (Fifteen Million Five
thousand United States Dollars) in the aforementioned
account to a safe account overseas. I am therefore proposing that you
quietly partner with me and provide an account or set up a new one
that will serve the purpose of receiving this fund. For your assistance
in this venture, I am ready to part with a good percentage of the
funds. After going through the deceased person's records and files, I
discovered that:
(1) No one has operated this account since 1999
(2) He died without any heir; hence the money has been floating.
(3) No other person knows about this account and there was no known
If I do not remit this money urgently, it would be forfeited and
subsequently converted to company's funds which will benefit only the
directors of my firm. This money can be approved to you legally as
with all the necessary documentary approvals in your name. However, you
would be required to show some proof of claim which I will provide you
with and also guide you on how to make your applications.
Please do give me a reply so that I can send you detailed
information on
the modalities of my proposition. I completely trust you to keep this
proposition absolutely confidential. Kindly forward your full
names, contact address, telephone and fax numbers where I can reach you
easily. I look forward to your prompt response.You may contact me in my private
email account (
Best Regards,
Max Raph