“Andrew Young” writes to tell me he is a dishonest bank employee who, along with 2 associates plans to steal money from the bank and send it to me. Does that sounds likely?
His biggest mistake is the subject line of his scam email. He doesn’t want to “transfer” any “funds” TO my account. What he wants to do is “transfer” money OUT of it. He wants to take my money (or yours) by charging you “fees”.
>From The Desk of Andrew Young
Department: Senior Manager Accounts/Audit
Good day, I apologize for sending you this sensitive information via
E-mail Instead of a Certified/Post-mail. This is due to the
Urgency and importance of the information. I humbly crave your
Indulgence to read this e-mail with all seriousness of purpose devoid of any doubt in
Your mind because this project is based on trust, confidentiality and
Sincerity of purpose in order to have an acceptable meeting of the
Minds. Although, we have never met before, but I have every reason to
Believe that you are a highly respected personality, considering the fact that I got
your e- mail address through internet , while
Searching for a reliable and reputable person to handle this
I am a senior manager accounts/audit one of the well known bank. I am
writing you following an opportunity in my office that will be of immense
benefit to both of us. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum
of 10.5 million United States dollars (Ten million five hundred
United States dollars
Only) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers late
Mr. Morris Thompson who unfortunately lost his life in
the Plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31
2000, including his wife and only daughter.
Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his
next of kin or relatives to come over and claim his money, because we
cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or
relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.
Unfortunately I discovered that his supposed next of kin being his
only daughter died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody
with the knowledge of these funds behind for claim. It is therefore
upon this discovery that I and two other officials in this department now
Decided to make business with you, and release the money to you as the
next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and
Subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don’t want this money
to go back into government treasury as unclaimed bill.
The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that any unclaimed money
after some years will be transferred into banking treasury account
as unclaimed funds.
We agreed that 50% of this money would be for you as foreign partner,
while the balance will be for us.
I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the
percentages indicated above once the funds gets into your account.
Please be honest with me.
To commence this transaction, we require you to immediately indicate
your interest by a return e-mail and enclose the
1. Full name
2: Your private telephone and Fax numbers.
3. Occupations and Nationality.
Note this transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you
receive this mail contact me through my private E-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all the necessary arrangement for the smooth release
of these funds to you has been finalized. We will discuss much in
details when in receipt of your details.