Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Steve Ugha" <>

This email with the subject "YOUR ATTENTION REQUIRED, PLEASE..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 01 Feb 2006 16:54:22 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Steve Ugha" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

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                     URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL

Please, permit me to introduce myself to you. My name is MR STEVE UGHA, a 

I know that this proposal will come to you as a "BIG" suprise. This is due 
to the obvious reason that we have not met in our lives before. But I am  
persuaded and inspired to send this email to you given the huge fund 
transfer opportunity that will be of immense and mutual benefit to both of 
us, our respective families and to those that depend on us. We will at the 
end of this transaction, have the opportunity and priviledge to be a bit 
more charitable and donate to charities / charitable organisation, to 
orphanages and to other less privileged in our respective societies.


Mr Bob Williams, an American, aged 65, now deceased, was a prosperous oil 
merchant and owned an Oil Servicing Firm in Warri, an Oil Producing City in 
Delta State of Nigeria. He was one of our esteemed foreign customer. He had 
in our Bank the sum of US$15.5m in a domiciliary account. He named his wife, 
Patty Williams, aged 63, as the next of kin.

Unfortunately, on January 31 , 2000 our client and his wife were killed on 
board Alaska Airlines Flight 261 while on holidays enroute Mexico to the 
USA. You may wish to read more about the incident on the following website:

Since the bank got information about the death of Bob Williams and his wife, 
we have been expecting his children to come over and claim his money, but 
surprisingly no one showed up. Going through his file in our office we 
discovered that the deceased had no children. And the only Next Of Kin 
officially known to the bank and which infact is the wife also  died in the 
air crash.

Further investigations by the bank revealed that late Mr Bob Williams died 
intestate, ie died without a will. And this means that no one has knowledge 
of this funds in our bank. It is therefore upon these discoveries that I and 
two other colleagues decided to do business deal with you to facilitate the 
release of the funds to you as the next of kin and therefore the bona fide 
beneficiary of the funds in question; as we do not want the funds to revert 
to Government treasury as unclaimed bill.

The banking laws and guidelines here in Nigeria, under The Financial 
Services Act, stipulates that if funds such as that of late Mr Bob Williams 
remains unclaimed after five years such funds should be transferred into 
Government treasury as unclaimed bills.  Cases of this nature where funds 
revert to Government treasury abound in our bank.

May I assured you that this Transaction is 100% safe and risk-free, as we 
will take care of all the necessary modalities to ensure a hitch-free 
transaction and security of mind both now and in the future when the funds 
are transferred.

I have the authority of my partners involved in this transaction to propose 
that should you be willing to assist us in the transaction your share would 
be 20% of the US$15.5 million, 70% for us and 10% for taxation and other 
miscellaneous expenses that may be incured in the course of the transaction.

I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint 

I anticipate your urgent response, whilst also requesting that you treat 
this matter in
strict confidence.

Best Regards.