Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Dear Friend,

From: "MR. MARK EGOBIA" <>

This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 15 Nov 2006 17:36:42 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "MR. MARK EGOBIA" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend,

I am very sorry to interrupt your peace since you are not 
expecting to receive any mail from me. However, I was obliged to do so 
due to the 
need and urgency of the message. I sincerely write to seek 
your co-operation and trust to enable me carries out an urgent 
opportunity in my department.

I am Mr. Mark Egobia, an 
accountant and account manager to Mr. A. Thomas, who here-in after 
shall be referred to as my client, on the January 27th, 2002 my client 
and his family were among those involved in an Ikeja bomb blast 
unfortunately they lost their lives in the process of the bomb blast. 
For confirmation, please refer to the links 

Since then I have made several 
inquiries to his Country embassy to locate any of my client's extended 
Relatives, this has proved 

My client was an oil 
contractor with the Federal Government of my Country; He left in his 
domiciliary account a 40% of private individual deposit with our Bank, 
which I have with me the Investment Deposit Certificate an important 
document worth Twenty Six Million United States Doller 
US$26,000,000.00).Until date I still manage this 

I will like 
to know you personally and then state in Court through a reputable 
attorney here declaring you as the next of kin to my late client.I am 
contacting you to assist in repatriating the money left 

behind by my 
late client. While, you and I will benefit in the fund. 

The Bank will 
pay this money to you as an inheritance.

After the sudden death of my 
client, and for the reason that there as has not been a next of kin to 
my late client, the bank has decided to forfeit the money and declare 
it as an abandoned property as there is 
no next of kin who should 
inherit his funds.

The board of directors of this bank adopted a 
resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the 
payment of this money within 5 months working days starting from the 
10th May 2006, or forfeit the money to the bank as an abandoned 
property. The bankers had planned to invoke the abandoned property 
decree of 1996 to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the 
period given to me.

I have reasoned very professionally and I feel it 
will be legally proper to present you as the next of kin of my deceased 
client, so that you can be paid the funds left in his bank account.

therefore seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin to the 
Deceased client since your have the same last name and also from same 
national, so that the proceeds of this Bank account valued at Twenty 
Six Million United Stats Dollars (US$26,000,000.00) can be paid to you.

The need for a foreigner as next of kin in this project is occasioned 
by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Nigerian will not 
perfectly fit in as his next of kin or heir.

I have agreed that a 
reasonable percentage of the Fund would be given to you as foreign 
partner, thereafter I will meet you in your country for disbursement. 

Please understand that my approach to you is based only on my positive 
reasoning and on the belief that you will not disappoint or betray me 
at last.

The amount is fairly huge and we have agreed that on 
completion of the deal, you will be highly compensated for your 

An attorney will be contracted to help us revalidated and 
notarize all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up 
this claim you may make as soon as I hear from you with your full 
consent to present you to the Bank as the next of kin to my late 
client, after we reach an agreement.

All I require is your honest 
cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through. 

I guarantee that 
this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect 
you from any breach of the law.

Please consider my official positions, 
reputation and integrity,especially, the opportunities in the business 
itself, it is very necessary that all due care be taken so that we do 
not miss the opportunity due to carelessness.

You are therefore 
expected and advised to display high degree of maturity, responsibility 
and understanding in handling this 

I will give you all 
the details in my next mail when you have indicated your interest and 
commitment to work with me. Always remember that this is the highest 
confidence and trust any person can repose on the other, especially 
when it is considered that we did not know ourselves before. I hope you 
will honor me too.

I will come over to join you in your Country for 
disbursement when the funds hit your account.

More so for an effective 
and easy communication I will advice that you furnish me with the 

1.Telephone/fax number:
2.Your complete home address:
Your full names:

I await your good response.

Best Regards,

Mr. Mark