Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "gabrieljohnson" <>

This email with the subject "VERY URGENT." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 15 Feb 2007 20:50:41 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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

Dear Friend, 

I Am Mr. Gabriel Johnson the Manager, Bills And Exchange at the Foreign 
Remittance Department in a Bank.  Actually, I have a very urgent & 
confidential Business Proposition for you & for our overall mutual 

On the 6th of March 2001, our Customer, an American National, late Jeffrey 
Collman, an Oil Merchant / Contractor with the Federal Government of 
Nigeria, deposited, a valued amount of US$32Million in my branch. Upon 
maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarded address but got no 

After a month we sent a reminder, & finally we discovered from his contract 
employers NNPC, that late Jeffrey Collman, until his death five years ago in 
a ghastly terrorist attack to American Airlines Flight 11, from Boston, 
Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, California, crashed into the North Tower of 
the World Trade Center (WTC) with 86 people on board. All occupants of the 
Aeroplane unfortunately lost their lives. On further investigation, I found 
out that he did not leave a WILL and all attempts to trace his Next of kin 
were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that 
late Jeffrey Collman, did not declare any Next of kin in all his official 

This sum US$32Million is still floating in the bank and the interest is 
being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No 
one will come forward to claim it. According to Nigerian Laws, at the 
expiration of 7years, the money will revert to the Ownership of the 
Nigerian Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Consequently, 
my proposal is that i will like you as a foreigner to stand in as a Next of 
kin of late Jeffrey Collman. This is simple. All I require is your honest 
and co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this 
will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from 
any breach of the law. I will want you to send to me on your return email 
the following information for the transfer in your favor. 

1. Your full names as the Beneficiary of the Fund. 
2. Your contact address. 
3. Your private phone and fax numbers,  
Let's consider that our ratio of sharing will be as stated Thus; 
1. I as the Originator of the Fund will take 60% of the transferable 
2. You as the Manager of the Fund will take 40% of the transferable 

Most importantly, CONFIDENTAILITY as what I saw as the life wire to the 
success of the transfer of this Fund must have to be emulated between 
you and me. You have to use this media to promise me that you will not 
in anyway expose the content of this transaction to anybody be it your 
Friends, Colleagues and Co-Workers.

I will also want you to send your reply to this 
email( ) as soon as you get this mail to enable 
us discuss on the modalities and processes for success of this 
transaction. Thanks for your anticipated cooperation and understanding. 
I wait for your kind response. Remain blessed. 

Mr. Gabriel Johnson.