Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Ramsey Ohen <>

This email with the subject "NEXT OF KIN URGENTLY NEEDED." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 17 Sep 2007 16:05:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Ramsey Ohen <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend,

I am Barrister Ramsey Ohen (ESQ) a Solicitor; I am the Personal  
Attorney to (MR. RICHARD BURSON FROM FLORIDA, U.S.A) who died along  With his entire family in July 
2000 in a plane crash.


Who used to be a contractor with OPEC an oil company here in Nigeria? In collaboration with Chevron 
oil Company. Unfortunately they all lost Their lives in the event of the accident, since then I 
have made  
Several inquiries to their Embassy to locate any of my clients Extended relatives, this has also 
proved unsuccessful.

After these several Unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his Relatives, to locate any member 
of His family but of no avail, I   
Contact you to assist in repatriating the money in addition, property Left behind by my client 
before they get Confiscated or declared
Unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposit valued at US$20.5 Million dollars.

The banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money Remained unclaimed after Ten 
years, the money will be transferred 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 has no next of kin or relatives to claim his Assets.

It is therefore upon this discovery that I 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 don't want this money to go into  
The bank treasury as unclaimed bill.

I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased, regardless of your country, 
with your name/address; some Vitals will be obtained on your favor which will back you as the next 
of kin  to the deceased. The proceeds of this account valued at US$20.5 Million dollars can be paid 
to you and then you and me can Share like this 60% for me and 30% for you, while we will set aside 
10% to pay back for any expenses or tax as your government may  
Require. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to Back up any claim we may make.

Thereafter, I will visit your country for disbursement according to The percentage indicated 
therefore, to enable the immediate transfer Of this funds you must apply first to the bank as 
relation 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 the location where the 
money will be remitted.

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by 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.

Trusting to hear from you immediately via my private  
E-mail Address :(

Yours Faithfully,
Barrister Ramsey Ohen.