Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "okafor benson" <>

This email with the subject "APEX TRUST BANK PLC," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 19 Aug 2006 04:30:01 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "okafor benson" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

51 Amadu Bello,
Victoria Island
Lagos, Nigeria.

ATTN: Sir/Madam

I am ,elycentdike Branch Manager with APEX TRUST BANK PLC, Victoria Island
Branch, Lagos, Nigeria. I have an urgent and very profitable business
Proposition for you that should be handled with extreme confidentiality.

On January 6, 1998 a Foreign Consultant and contractor with the Nigerian
Railway Corporation Eng Adraih Houston by name made a numbered time Fixed
Deposit for twelve calendar months valued at US$8.6M (Eight Million, Six
Hundred United States Dollars Only) in my branch.
Upon maturity I sent a routine notification in accordance with the Bank
policy to his forwarding address but got no reply.

After a month we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract
Employers Nigerian Railway Corporation that Eng Adraih Houston , died from an
Automobile accident.

On further investigation, we found out that he died without making a Will
and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made
Further investigations and discovered that Eng Adraih Houston did not declare
any next of kin or relations in all his official documents including his
Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank.

This sum of US$8.6M has been carefully moved out of my bank to a Financial
And Security Company in Europe for safekeeping. No one will ever come
Forward to claim it and according to the Law of my country, at the
Expiration of 7 years the money will revert to the ownership of the State
(Government) if nobody applies to claim the fund.

This prompted me to contact you. We want to front you as the next of kin of
our late client thereby making you the legal beneficiary of the sum of $8.6
Million U.S Dollars that is presently in a Financial and Security Company in
I contacted you because it is against our code of ethics to own and operate
Foreign accounts and your assistance would be needed to claim the money in
the Financial and Security Company in Europe.

I have unanimously agreed that 30% of the entire sum would be for you if you
agree to take part in this profitable transaction, 65% for me while the
remaining 5% would be used to pay back the expenses that may be incurred
during the course of the transaction by both parties after the fund has been
claimed and lodged in your account. In the event that you are genuinely
interested in the transaction, the following information would be needed
from you to expedite action.
1) Your Full Name.
2) Your Residential or Company Address.
3) Your Private Mobile, Telephone and Fax numbers where you can be reached
all time because this transaction entails constant communication.

The transaction is 100% legal and totally free of risks as all modalities
has been perfected to ensure the hitch free success of the transaction.

If you are interested, send the requested information via my private email
box as soon as possible so that we can proceed.

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