Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "ibrahim sheik" <>

This email with the subject "URGENT ATTENTION NEEDED." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 27 Oct 2006 16:56:06 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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


I know that this letter may come to you as a surprise, I got your contact address from the internet while I was searching for somebody who can stand as nest of kin our deceased customer Mr Andreas Schranner from Germany who is an Investor, Crude Oil Merchant and Federal Government Contractor. I am the manager of bill and exchange BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A).at foreign remittance department. There is a business I would want you to champion for me.
In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of ($10.500.000 U.S)
Ten million five hundred thousands US dollars) . In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer late Mr Andreas Schranner who died along with his entire family in 25 July 2000 in plane crash through Concord Air Line.

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 all his supposed next of kin's or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and other officials in my department now decided to make this businness proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we dont want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill.

The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclamed after five to six years, the money will be transfered into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
We agree that 30 % of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in
respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10 % will be set aside for expenses incured during the business and 60 % would be for me and my colleagues. Then after I and my colleagues will visit your country for disbursement accoding to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate trnansfer of this fund to you as arranged,you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where in the money will be remitted .

All modalities of this transaction have been carefully worked out and once started will not take more than fourteen(14) working days, with your full support. this transaction is 100% risk involve no any inplication and no any precaution there after. Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this
transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of
fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.
You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter.
Trusting to hear from you immediately.
Yours faithfully,
Bill and exchange manager,

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