Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


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This email with the subject "YOUR URGENT RESPOND IS NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 16 May 2006 08:03:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was =?iso-8859-1?q?nobo=20igba?= <>, although it may have been spoofed.

I have a new email address!
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Dear Friend,

First, I must apologise to you for using this medium to communicate about this transaction, though it is my great pleasure in writing you this letter on behalf of my colleague and me. I am Dr. NOBO IGBA, the director of Bill and Exchange at the foreign remittance department in the bank where I work. Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I got your contact from the International web site directory. I prayed over it and selected your name among other names due to it's esteeming nature and the recommendations given to me as a reputable and trust worthy person I can do business with and by their recommendations I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere business. My colleague and I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end. I would be brief and direct to ensure you understand everything properly.

In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $13.7M USD (thirteen million, seven hundred thousand US dollars), in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers, an American by name: Mr. John Schelpert who died along with his wife and other passengers in Egypt air flight 990 -October 31, 1999. since we got information about his untimely death, the fund has been dormant in his account with my bank without any claim, 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 and the person must be a foreigner as indicated in our banking guidelines.

Before our observation in this development, we discovered that the owner of the account died without an heir/will hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing. The banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five years, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury account as unclaimed fund. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and my junior colleague in the bank now 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 since nobody is coming for it and we do not want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.

Meanwhile the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased and transfer this money to a foreign account has been put in place. Directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit from this great business opportunity. We could have done this deal on our own, but because of our position in this country operating a local account would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank.

This is the actual reason why it will require foreigner as second party that will forward claims as the next of kin to the bank and also present a designated safe foreign account where he will need the money to be transferred into after due verification and clarification by the bank. May I at this point emphasize that this transaction is a successful arrangement, and as an insider of the bank I have the capacity to monitor that everything is smoothly perfected. On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to your own share of the total sum as gratification. We have agreed that 20 % of this money will be for you as our foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 5% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 75% would be for me and my colleague. There after I and my colleague will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated.

This share of yours is negotiable as long as it is reasonable. Please, you have been advised to keep this information a top secret as we are still in service and intend to retire from service after we conclude this deal with you. I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank until you confirm the money in your account and ask us to come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages we shall agree upon. All other necessary information will be sent to you on your acceptance to champion this transaction with us. I suggest you get back to me as soon as possible through email address for this deal.

Thanks and best regards.

Yours faithfully,

Dr.Nobo Igba

- nobo igba