Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: James Mazen <>

This email with the subject "BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 13 Apr 2008 03:17:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was James Mazen <>, although it may have been spoofed.


I am contacting you in regards to a business transfer of a huge sum of money from a deceased 
account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and 
worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. We decided to contact 
you due to the urgency of this transaction. 


We discovered an abandoned sum of $7.2M (seven million two hundred Thousand United States dollars) 
in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family. 
Since his death, none of his next-of-kin or relations has come forward to lay claims to this money 
as the heir. We cannot release the fund from his account 
unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking 
guidelines. Upon this discovery, we now seek your permission to have you stand as a next of kin to 
the deceased as all documentations will be carefully worked out by us for
the funds $7.2M (seven million two hundred Thousand United States dollars). to be released in your 
favour as the beneficiary's next of kin. It may interest you to note that we have secured from the 
probate an order of madamus to locate any of deceased beneficiaries. 
Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavour by 
furnishing me with the following:

1. Your Full Names and Address. 
2. Direct Telephone and Fax numbers. 

These requirements will enable us file a letter of claim to the appropriate departments for 
necessary approvals in your favour before the transfer can be made. We shall be compensating you 
with 30%  on final conclusion of this project, while the rest shall be for us. Your share stays 
with you while the rest shall be for us for investment purposes in
your country. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust we 
have bestowed in you, 

I await your urgent email. 

Mr.James Mazen.