Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "anthony willy" <>

This email with the subject "REQUEST FOR BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 19 Aug 2004 02:29:16 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "anthony willy" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Union Bank Of Nigeria Plc.
40/45 Marina Lagos.

Dear Sir,

I am Dr. Anthony William  the Manager Bill and Exchange of the Foreign   Operations Department 
Union Bank Plc . I  am writing in respect of a Foreign Customer of my bank with account number: 
142552004/wb/t who died in  November 1997 in a plane crash. 

Since we got the information about his death, we have been expecting his Next of Kin to come over 
and claim his money because we cannot release unless somebody applies for it as the next of Kin or 
relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. And since no one has come forward 
to claim the fund for  years now, we discovered/realized that the fund (US$12.8M) the account no: 
142552004/wb/t has been abandoned. 

As the deceased is from your country it will enable us proceed the release of the money to you. It 
is therefore upon this discovery that I and two other  Senior officials in the department now 
decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the Next of Kin or relation of  
the deceased for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since  nobody is coming for it and we 
do not want this money to go back into  the Federal Government Account as Unclaimed Bill. 

This is because the banking Law and Guidelines here  stipulated that if such money remains 
unclaimed after  five years the money would be transferred into the  Banking Treasury as unclaimed 
fund.  It is in view of this, I got your contact through the   foreign trade mission after I was 
convinced in my mind   that you/your name could be used as the next of kin to  the deceased. 

The request of a foreigner as Next of  Kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that   the 
customer is a foreigner and a Nigeria cannot stand  as a Next of Kin to a foreigner. I agreed that 
US$4.5M  of this money/fund will be for you for your  involvement, Three Hundred Thousand Dollars 
will be  donated to charity while the rest will be for me and  my partners. 
So upon the conclusion of this  transaction and your receipt of this fund, I and two  other of my 
colleagues will visit your country for the disbursement.  

Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer/release of  the fund to you as arranged, you must apply 
first to  the Bank as a relation or Next of Kin of the deceased. 
Upon receipt of your reply I will send to you by fax  Text of the Application and the next steps to 
take. I  will also not fail to bring to your notice that this   business is hitch free and that you 
should not  entertain any fear as the whole required arrangement  as been made for the 
transfer/release of the fund to   you.

Note: This transaction is confidential/risks  free. As soon as you receive this email, you should 
contact me at once through the above stated   email

Thanks,  trusting to hear from you immediately, 
 Yours Sincerely, 

Dr. Anthony William.