Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Dr. Fred James" <>

This email with the subject "PAYMENT BY SWIFT CREDIT CARD SYSTEM." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 18 Feb 2007 08:54:21 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Dr. Fred James" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attached Message

Dear beneficiary,

                         PAYMENT BY SWIFT CREDIT CARD SYSTEM

Firstly, no apologies can be enough to be rendered to you for the long
delay in the release and transfer of your over due claim fund from Africa
to you. But on behalf of everyone that has been involved in the procedures
of making the transfer of the fund to you, I render an apology for the
long delay and the obstacles met. This time, you will get your money with
the accrued interest.

Going by series of petitions received from International bodies on the way
your inheritance fund was handled by our correspondent offices in and out
of Africa, and after extensive close door meeting with Board of Directors
in our African collective Banks, other Stake holders in the Government,
Subcommittees of the House of Assembly and the House of Rep, all of the
African Banks and States, it was resolved and agreed upon, that your Claim
Fund of US$10.8M (Ten million, Eight Hundred Thousand United States
Dollars only) would be released to you on a special method of payment,
known as "SWIFT CREDIT CARD PAYMENT SYSTEM". This time, your money comes
to you, with the accrued interest. The West African Financial Monitoring
Unit has declared and handed over the payment responsibilities to us for
fairness in payment and openess.

This method of payment is designed by the Government to avert fraud
perpetration or any further stoppages of your fund by some or any
agencies, either through Anti-Terrorist Certificates or other Certificates
that might have been mentioned. This Swift Credit Card would be issued to
you upon meeting with the Bank Requirements. This office, under my
leadership has been mandated to take charge of the issuance of the SWIFT
CREDIT CARD to you, and that your inheritance payment file should be
passed to my desk for clarification. I will do my best to make the
issuance of the card to you to be very swift and fast upon the
certification that your file is okay.

This office would direct you on how to receive your over due claim fund
via SWIFT CREDIT CARD. The SWIFT CREDIT CARD would be delivered to you via
Courier services delivery. In the light of this aforementioned, you are
required to furnish this office with the following information.

Your full Names:.............................
Your Address:..................................
Your Median Name: ......................
Your Next of Kin Name:.................
Your Date of Birth:..........................
Your telephone Number ...............
Your fax Number.............................

These information would be used in opening of an account here as all
foriegn funds were deposited in a suspense account. It is from here that
the ATM would be used in issuance of The SWIFT CREDITS CARD in your favour
with the Credit card Number and all your information inserted into the
card. Upon completion of this issuance of the Credit Card, it would be
sent to you via Courier to your residential or current contact address.
Urgently furnish this office with your Contact information in order to
reconfirm if it is in line with the one contained in our payment data.

Be informed that your fund has been called back compulsorily to our
custody and it is "NO" longer in any foreign Banks or off shore contact
Banks of any sort and it is now in a suspense account here like I said. So
please do not be deceived by any body making such promises of any sort by
any person or persons of offshore contact payment from any payment centres
outside of our Country Nigeria. But your payment will be made to you from
here in Nigeria. Kindly accept an apology once again for the delayed mode
of payment earlier than this. Direct all responses to

Yours faithfully,
Dr. Fred James,
Foreign Fund Release Committee,
Federal Ministry of Finance,
Tel: +234018969906