Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Dear Friend,


This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 22 Jan 2008 22:26:38 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend,

I am Mr. Tom Bello, Bank Manager of Owena bank ltd, Lagos, Branch. I got your contact from the 
world trade center (WTC) Regional office in Lagos, Nigeria. Although the details of my intention 
were not made known to them. Actually, I listed your name among four other names and prayed over 
them and decided to contact you directly. I have an urgent & confidential business proposition for 
you and for our overall mutual interest. 
On June 6 1997,an American oil consultant/contractor with the Nigerian National Petroleum 
Corporation Mr. Barry Kelly made a numbered time(fixed) deposit for twelve calendar months, valued 
at USD$5,000,000.00( Five million dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine 
notification to his forwarded address but got no reply. After a month we sent a reminder, and 
finally we discovered from his contract employers NNPC, that Mr. Barry died in an automobile 
accident. On further investigation, I found out that he did not leave a WILL and all attempts to 
trace his next-of-kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation & discovered that Mr. 
Barry did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents, including his bank deposit 
This sum USD$5,000,000.00 is still floating in the bank and the interest is being rolled over with 
the principal sum at the end of each year, no one will come forward to claim it. According to 
Nigerian Laws at the expiration of 7 years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian 
government If nobody applies to claim the funds. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you 
as a foreigner to stand in as a next of kin of Mr. Barry Kelly. This is simple:
 (1) I will like you to provide me immediately with your full names & address so that the attorney 
will prepare the necessary documents & Affidavits,which will put you as next of kin.
(2) We shall employ the services of two attorneys for drafting & notarization of the WILL and 
obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favour for the 
transfer. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 
40% for you. There is no risk at all, since the attorney and my position will do the paperwork for 
this transaction as the branch manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction.
 If you are interested, please reply immediately this private email address 
( upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and 
relevant documents that will help you understand.
PLEASE OBSERVE UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY, and be rest assured that this would be most profitable for 
both of us, because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country.
Awaiting your urgent reply to this email above, please save me the anxiety of endless waiting.
God bless you.
Mr.Tom Bello,
Owena Bank Plc. 
Please reply to this my private email account;(

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