Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Timm Carrington <>

This email with the subject "FOR YOUR URGENT RESPONSE PLEASE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 15 Aug 2006 06:33:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Timm Carrington <>, although it may have been spoofed.

DEPT, ECOBANK PLC, ACCRA, GHANA. I am writing you exclusively following 
your impressive profile which I read in the internet; there can be no 
doubt about your capability and reliability to champion the successful 
transfer of this fund.

In my department, we discovered an abandoned 
sum of US$2,500,000.00 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) 
only, in a fixed deposit belonging to Mr John Bowman who died in an air 
mishap along with his wife on the 31st October 1999 in an Egyptian 
airline 990 with other passengers on board. Since we got this 
information about his death, we have been expecting his next of Kin to 
come over and file for claim of the fund because we can not release it 
unless somebody applies for it as next of Kin or relation to the 
deceased as indicated in our banking and financial policies. 
Unfortunately, we learnt that his supposed next of kin or relation died 
alongside him in the air said mishap leaving no body behind to claim 
the fund.

It's upon this discovery that I and other officials in my 
department decided to make this business proposal to you and release 
the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for 
safety and subsequent disbursement as nobody has filed for it's claim. 
We do not want this fund to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed 
bills since Banking laws and guidelines here stipulates that if such 
money remained unclaimed after long period (over five (5) years), the 
money will go to the Bank's treasury as unclaimed fund.The request for 
a foreigner as next of kin in this proposal is necessitated by the fact 
that the customer was a foreigner and a local inhabitant here cannot 
stand as next of kin to the deceased family. We thus propose to you 
that 40% of this money will be for you as our foreign partner in 
respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10% will be set aside 
for expenses incurred during the processing of this transaction and 50 
% would be for me and my colleagues. 

Thereafter I and my colleagues 
will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages 
indicated above. To enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you 
as proposed, you must apply first to the Bank as relation or next of 
kin of the deceased through an application text which I shall send to 
you Upon receipt of your reply by fax or by E-mail attachement; it is 
therefore imperative that you indicate your phone and fax numbers. Be 
hereby notified that this transaction is 100% hitch free and you should 
not entertain any fear as all the required arrangements have been made 
for the smooth transfer of this fund.

Please contact me immediately 
you receive this letter with the following personal data:
1. Full Name
2. Your Telephone/Fax Numbers
3. Your Contact Address.

Your prompt 
response is highly anticipated.