Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Eric Sawadogo <>

This email with the subject "TREAT AS URGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 12 Apr 2008 10:44:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Eric Sawadogo <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Bills & Exchange Manager 
TEL+226 70 33 56 53

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 


We discovered an abandoned sum of $13M(THIRTEEN Million 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 
documentations will be carefully worked out by us for the funds $13M(THIRTEEN Million 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.