Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: urgent attn

From: Mr Donald Duke <>

This email with the subject "urgent attn" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 17 Aug 2006 01:13:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mr Donald Duke <>, although it may have been spoofed.

TEL/FAX: +8821621528454
Dear Friend,
I am Mr. Donald Duke , an Auditor with Standard Bank Plc, South Africa. I am writing following an 
opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us.  In my department we 
discovered an abandoned sum of USD$9.8 Million (Nine Million, Eight Hundred Thousand United States 
Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of the Bank's  foreign customers Late Mr. Morris 
Thompson an Australian Gold Merchant in South Africa who unfortunately lost his life in the plane 
crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000, including his wife and only 
daughter, You can read more about the crash on visiting this site.
Since we got information about his death, during our routine audit investigation, we have been 
silently expecting his next of kin or relatives 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, Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only 
daughter died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund 
behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I as the Head of Audit Department, 
in collaboration with the Bank Branch Manager now decided to make business with you and release the 
money to you as the Next of Kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent 
disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go back into Government 
treasury as unclaimed bill.

The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that such money remained after five years the money 
will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed funds. I agreed with the manager  that 20% 
of this money would be for you as foreign partner and for your assistance, while the balance will 
be for our investment in your country. I will visit your country for the disbursement according to 
the percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account. Please be honest to me and 
trust is our watchword in this transaction, note this transaction is confidential and risk free.
 As soon as you receive this mail you should contact me back or call me on my direct number:  TEL: 
 Please note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds to you has been 

We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response, please in your response include 
your telephone and fax numbers for easy communication.

Best Regards
Mr. Donald Duke