Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: johnson_xxx3 bb <>

This email with the subject "URGENT REPLY NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 10 May 2007 11:36:46 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was johnson_xxx3 bb <>, although it may have been spoofed.

TELE:+229 97 89 24 79.
Dear Friend,
I am MR.JOHNSON BELL, credit officer of Continental Trust Bank Benin . I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.
In June, 1999,a German property consultant and importer of used cars ,Mr Andreas Schranner made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$35,000,000.00 (Thirty five Million United States Dollars only) in my branch. It was to our utter suprise that we heard of his death, wife and children in an AF4590 plane crash in July 2000. See website below:
On further investigation,I found out that he died without making a WILL, and hitherto, all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. Mr Andreas Schranner was residing at No 1 Rue de Avenida, G.R.A. Cotonou, Benin Republic .
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr Andreas Schranner did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$35,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Laws of Benin , at the expiration of 7 (SEVEN) years, the money will be declared frozen and forfeited to the Benin Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin or business partner to Mr Andreas Schranner so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address,phone and fax numbers so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin or business partner. I have two of my colleagues who are top officials of the bank involved in this transaction. Your role in the transaction is to send an application for claim of the funds to our bank. Then, as top officials of the bank, we shall work behind-the-scene to make sure that your application is approved by the management of the bank, and the funds transfered to your nominated bank account.
Please note that there is no iota of risks at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done legitimately and with our positions as top officials of the bank would ensure a successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately to my email box.
Please send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication.
You should observe utmost CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECRECY in this transaction, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I will require your assistance to invest my share in your country.
I look forward to your prompt response.After going through my proposal respond back to me with this my private email address :  for security reasons.
Thanks and regards.
Direct Line:+229 97 89 24 79.              

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