Another classic Advanced Fee Fraud scam email. Note the links to news articles on the internet that validate his claim.
From: "Mr. Rudi Van Dijk" <email@example.com>Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: May 15, 2007 7:35 PM Subject: Hello! Hello!I understand what is going on in the world of Internet, due to the recent abuse many people seems to believe that every project that came from the net is not generous. On that note, I will treat this issue very sincere and jurisdiction of this transaction. The recent merging of my bank Abn Amro N.V. with Barclay's Bank Plc United Kingdom, I was made head of service in my department by the Boards of directors of my bank ABN AMRO N.V. (The Netherlands) to compile all credit accounts that has been in operation with the bank under my department/supervision.Details About The Merging News Visit The Web Site Below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6469417.stm Through my compilation of accounts, I discovered a credit account with A/C N0:NL85ABNA6008341843 and (7,467,000.00Euros) deposited, On further trace I came across the file and found out that the account has be inactive for more that Seven (7) yrs. And the true owner of this funds/account was Engineer Christian Eich, a German who Ran carmaker BMW's museum unfortunately lost his life, including his wife and two children in the plane crash (Flight AF4590) which crashed on July 31st 2000 killing all 109 people on board.Details About The Plane Crash Visit The Web Site Below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm Regarding the short period of Twenty-One (21) working days allowed confirming and submitting the reports by the Board of directors of my bank, which may lead to the cancellation or terminating of the account. I have chosen to seek your consent to work with me as a team and pull out this fund under the legitimacy as the heir apparent of Late Engineer Christian Eich. Contact me immediately about the Details and modalities of this project/transaction with my information below:-SincerelyMr. Rudi Van Dijk (Auditor)Abn-Amro Bankrudi_vandijk@yahoo.de
Anonymous (not verified)
christian eich scamMon, 2007/11/19 - 13:22
This is a copy of thr funny email Igot today
Crown Office Chambers
I am Jonathan Wright QC, an Attorney and member of the Queen's Council (QC) working with the reputable legal firm - Crown Office Chambers in London United Kingdom. I am contacting you to assist in the claim of an outstanding sum of money which was deposited in a finance institute by one of our very good clients Mr. Christian Eich who died in a AF4590 plane crash on his way to America after he left Germany with his family. This client was an engineer with one of the foremost construction firm in Germany.
He left no known next of kin and all our attempts to trace someone related to him to whom we could pay the money have met a dead end. I have personally decided to contact you to stand on behalf of the family so I can present you as his next of kin using my influence as a legal personnel. The amount involved is USD 33 million (Thirty-Three million United States Dollars). This money will be shared equally between us when we get the deposited funds released in your name.
You can view the website for more details on the death of the man and the plane crash.
I look forward to hearing from you with your full name and address and contact phone number on my private email: email@example.com
Barr Jonathan Wright
Anonymous (not verified)
funny mail received by me too,regarding CHRISTIAN EICHMon, 2009/12/28 - 00:25
My good friend
Thank you for prompt reply towards my contacting you in this benefiting business proposal.
First I came across your email address through internet in my earnest search when I was looking for a liable trust worthy person who could assist me champion this transaction, someone who will not disappoint me or let me down when this fund hits into his account. Some one who could be very honest, it is upon this I have contacted you to act as the next of kin and beneficiary to the fund. Business is all about trial, there is no harm in trial, one day mark the beginging of partners and friends, which base on trust.
I want to re-assure you that this business has no risk involved, being an insider of this bank, I will protect your interest and mine.
The world law of inheritance says: “That any body can be the next of kin to any account irrespective of colors and races”; inheritance fund always go with documents from bank to bank and not for individual questioning, because it means a friend some where has WILLED to give a friend his money when he die, and he is dead, no matter how he got the money is not the concern of the beneficiary; and no bank has right to stop the beneficiary of his right.
Therefore this is not for joke.
NOTE; We shall share the fund at 40% for you and 550% is for me as soon as the fund get transfer into your account. Remember 5% is set aside for all expenditures. Clearly understand that this 5% mapped out for expenditures can only be withdrawn from the total amount when the fund has been transferred into your account in your country.
This is because inheritance fund in accordance to our banking rules and regulation, has no Deductible access from the total fund deposited by the late deceased because all inheritance fund as per the rules here are being transfer in BULK into the beneficiary account overseas.
In all aspect, I am happy to share this transaction with you, but you have to keep everything, top secret and confidential. This is a business that require 100% absolute secret, it is a business that you don’t allow your right hand to know what your left hand is doing till the fund hits into your bank account.
Regards to your part and what you needs to do to get this case settle is your full cooperation is highly and necessary required in this business to ensure a successfully conclusion of this business.
Do understand that both of us, are to work as one term to inherit this fund, as you know I am your insider in this transaction and I promise to be updating you in all developments as your insider.
I advise you to feel free with me for all is going to be well with us.
The deceased account holder with our bank was Christian Eich, 57, an engineer who ran carmaker BMW's museum, He held account number, No isdb/00678123-014 with our bank valued sum of (USD$13.300.000.00), Thirteen Million, three hundred thousand Dollars. He died on the 31st October 2000 with his family, all perished in the jet. Since his death, this account has been dormant and no body has applied to our bank for the release of this money to him or her as the next of kin.
The man (Christian Eich ) was a supplier of crud oil to our federal govt. he was as well a road constructor and own the formal cargo merchant company. I carried out investigation to seeing that there is no one who knows about this fund, a part from our bank, so none of his relations is alive as you can read from the website of the incident:
Visit Web Site, for your verification.
I shall be giving you all the developmental information’s from the bank as soon as the transaction commence. I know that you will not disappoint or let me down when this money enters into your account, I have all my hope in this transaction because I shall soon go on retirement, I am a simple banker whose credibility is still intact and with my maturity and understanding, I promise to give the best co-operation and we must hurry up with this transaction so that our bank and government shall not claim and inherit this money because it has stayed long.
Remember that 40% of this fund has being declared for you, in your assistance and all efforts in this transaction as soon as the business is concluded up and the fund transfer into your account in your country.
I hope to hear very favourable from you, so as to enable us arrange and conclude up.
Upon hearing favourable from you, I will send to you by mail the Application Form which you shall fill in with your banking details and send to me or to our bank for the claim and transfer of the fund. if you can fill it and send to me, then I will help you submit it to our bank, but in all you must be fast so that we can make it in this season.
Finally remember our key- weapon to successful conclusion on this transaction is (TOP SECRET) till the fund hits into your receiving bank account.
ARE YOU READY?
SHOULD I SEND THE APPLICATION FORM TO YOU?
To prove to me that you are with me and filly agree call me after reading this mail immediately with the below mobile line at any time. (+226) 78 06 25 95
Munir Ahmad (not verified)
help of peopleMon, 2010/02/22 - 03:38
i always help the poor people.
mwohnad Obeed (not verified)
hiFri, 2008/01/04 - 15:10
my name Mwohnead Obeed from Sudan.
Full name: Mwohned Obeed AbdElrsoul
Phone Number: 00249912245937
Country: Sudan- Kassala state
p.o box 913. world food program -khartoum - sudan
653AB 68 ARKWAET .MOURAD OBEED abdelrsoul
Milehi (not verified)
email scam re $25 millionTue, 2008/08/26 - 14:04
This is the latest variant of this scam relating to:
Vous êtes invité :: $25, MILLION US DOLLAR.
Par votre hôte: Aminu Musa
Message: Dear Friend,
I am Dr Aminu Musa. The Auditor of foreign remittance department BANK OF AFRICA BURKINA FASO.
I discovered an abandoned sum of ($25Million usd )that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with entired family in a plane crashed on 31th July,2000,concerning the informations of the deceased customer i have them in his diplicate file.You can visit the site:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm i will feed you with more details when i hear from you
Date: mardi 26 août 2008
Heure: 16h 00 - 17h 00 (GMT+00:00)
Viendrez-vous ? Répondre à cette invitation
Anonymous (not verified)
Lovely mail *sfg*Thu, 2008/09/11 - 02:13
Good Day! My name is Mr Anthony Lambert ; I know that this mail may be astonishing to you, I let you understand that' Am a British Citizen' Here in the U K" And a senior chartered accountant in Barclays bank, Here in the United Kingdom. I am contacting you for a partnership business transfer, of a huge sum of money from a deceased account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that every documents that will bring about the success of this transaction would be provided and all will be well at the end of the day. I decided to contact you due to the Urgency of this transaction.
The deceased person who died Christian Eich died in an air crash along with his wife on Monday, 31 July, 2000, 13:22 GMT 14:22 UK in an German Concorde with other passengers on board was (an engineer)American Oil consultant contractor with the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation,He also own a BMW's museum. You can confirm his death from the website below which was published by BBC WORLD NEWS.
Since his death, none of his next-of-kin are alive to make claims for this money as his heir, because they all died in the same accident himself and his wife (May their soul rest in peace). 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, I now seek your permission to have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased, as all documentations will be carefully procured to make you the beneficiary to the funds £5,320 000 00 GBP (Five million, three hundred and twenty thousand Great British pounds sterling) which will be released in your favour as the next of kin.
Because after eight years the money will be called back to the bank bond treasury as unclaimed bills and the money shared amongst the directors of the bank. so it is on this note I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the next of kin/beneficiary to this funds rather than allow the bank directors to share this money amongst themselves at the end of the year.
It may interest you to know that we have secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual Business endeavor by furnishing me with the following information if you are interested.
1. Full names and address,
2. Telephone and fax Number.
3. Your occupation.
For our personal contact and mutual trust in each other. I shall be compensating you with 35% of the above amount on final conclusion of this project for your assistance, 5% for any expenses; The balance 60% shall be for me ,because I intend to retire after the conclusion of this transaction.
You are to reply me on this Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Anthony Lambert.
Anonymous (not verified)
I have a new emailWed, 2008/11/05 - 02:45
I have a new email address!
You can now email me at: email@example.com
- I am Mr Frank Afobi branch Manager of a Bank.I am contacting you to assist in the claim of some outstanding sum of money which was left by one of my very good clients who died in a AF4590 plane crash on his way to America after he left Nigeria to Germany for business.This client Christian Eich was an engineer with one of the foremost construction firms here in Nigeria. He left no known next of kin and all our attempts to trace someone related to him to whom we could pay the money proved abortive. I have now personally decided to contact you to stand on behalf of the family so I can present you as his next of kin using my influence as a Manager of this bank.The amount involved is USD11 million which is the account balance.You can view the website for more details on the death of theman http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm I contacted you because it is against our code of ethics to own and operate a foreign accounts and your assistance would be needed to claim the money .I have agreed that 30% of the entire sum would be for you if you agree to take part in this profitable transaction, 65% for me while the remaining 5% would be used to pay back the expenses that may be incurred during the course of the transaction by both parties after the fund has been claimed as the next of kin.You should send the following information's to me1. FULL NAMES.2. RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS.3. AGE.4. OCCUPATION.5.MOBILE NUMBER.6. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.Upon the receipt of the above information I shall send you more details.I look forward to hearing from you.Yours faithfully,Mr. Frank Afobi. +2347035825518
Anonymous (not verified)
and heres another one...Fri, 2009/01/30 - 13:28
Happy New Year, With the recent merging of my bank Abn Amro N.V. with Barclay's Bank PlcUnited Kingdom, I was made head of service in my department by the Boards ofdirectors of my bank ABN AMRO N.V. (The Netherlands) to compile all creditaccounts that has been in operation with the bank under mydepartment/supervision. Details About The Merging News Visit The Web Sitebelow: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6469417.stm Through my compilation of accounts, I discovered a credit account with A/CN0:NL85ABNA6008341843 and (?7,467,000.00 Euros Euros) deposited, On furthertrace came across the file and found out that the account has be inactive formore than Nine (9) years. The true owner of this funds/ account was Engineer Christian Eich, a Germanwho Ran carmaker BMW's museum unfortunately lost his life, including his wifeand two children in the plane crash (Flight AF4590) which crashed on July 31st2000 killing all 109 people on board. Details About The Plane Crash Visit TheWebSite Below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm Regarding the short period of Twenty-One (21) working days allowed confirmingand submitting the reports by the Board of directors of my bank, which maylead to the cancellation or terminating of the account. I have chosen to seek your consent to work with me as a team and pull out thisfund under the legitimacy as the heir apparent of Late Engineer Christian Eich. Contact me immediately with your full Name, Address, Age, Occupation,telephone and fax Numbers about the Details and modalities of this project/transaction with private email address:(firstname.lastname@example.org) as soonas this is done, i will proceed with the necessary formalities. Sincerely Your's Richard Leigh CliffordTel:+44-703-199-2622Fax: +44-87-1256-5278(Auditor) Abn-Amro Bank
Anonymous (not verified)
Good Day, This Message MightWed, 2009/04/08 - 13:07
This Message Might Meet You In Utmost Surprise. However, It's Just My Urgent Need For Foreign Partner That Made Me To Contact You For This Transaction. I Am A Banker By Profession And Currently Holding The Post Of Foreign Remittance In Our Bank. I Have The Opportunity Of Transferring The Left Over Funds($2.6.Million.Usd) Of One Of My Bank Clients Who Died Along With His Entire Family In Plane Crash On 31Th July 2000.You Can Confirm The Geniuses Of The Deceased Client.
You can view this site to know more.
Hence,I Am Inviting You For A Business Deal Where This Money Can Be Shared Between Us In The Ratio Of 50/40 / 10% For Any income expenses that will come During the transfer, If You Agree To My Business Proposal.
Please in your acceptance in assisting me in this transaction,provide me with the below details.
(2)Private Telephone Number
Your response with the requested information morre Details Will Be Forwarded To You As Soon As I Receive Your Return mail.
Have A Great Day.
Bill Exchange Manager
Vlad the Impale... (not verified)
I got one today. Similar idea.Wed, 2009/06/17 - 04:33
Good Day My Dear Call Me Urgent:+229-98-24-29-03.
From: salem ahmed (email@example.com)
Sent: June 16, 2009 7:40:58 AM
I am Mr. Salem Ahmed, Senior Accountant & the Auditor General of African Development Bank, of the Federal Republic of Benin . I work with the Bank in Cotonou Benin Rep. It is my wish to solicited your assistance in a business opportunity like this, that will be benefited for both parties.
Though, this medium (Internet) that has been greatly abused, But I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest medium of communication. However, this correspondence is unofficial and private, and it should be treated as such.
During my audit exercise in my department I discovered an abandoned sum of $15,500,000.00 (Fifteen million Five hundred thousand United States) in an account that belongs to one of our late customers a German estate tycoon (Eng.Christian G. Eich) who died along with his wife and entire family on 25th July, 2000, Air France Concorde flight 4590 plane crash. Before his death, he made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for Twenty four calendar months. Valued at US$15,500,000.00 (Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only) in my branch upon maturity.
I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers the Elton Oil that Christian G. Eich died on Air France Concorde flight 4590 plane crash. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making "WILL” and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that he did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$15,500,000 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to our banking laws in this country, at the expiration of 10 (Ten) years, the money will revert to the ownership of our Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you to stand as the next of kin to Eng. Christian G. Eich.
This transaction is very simple and 100% risk free, therefore I will like you to provide immediately your full name and address email and fax number so that an Attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits, which will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the service of an Attorney for drafting securing affidavit of claim in your name upon your response to this email.
A Bank Account in any part of the world, which you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin the money will be paid into your Account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 30% for you and 10% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring the money.
Note: If you are willing and ready to assist me in this transaction, I will want you to indicate your willingness by sending the required information below:
1. Your Full Name:.............................
2. Your Phone Number:....................
3. Your Age:.........................................
4. Your Sex:..........................................
5. Your Occupations:..........................
6. Your Country and City:..................
I look forward to your earliest reply by email.
Mr. Salem Ahmed
Ok.. now the first thing I'm going to point out is that at 1:24 in the morning, I was bored enough to send a rather nasty response. :)
I used the name 'Vlad the impaler' to identify myself, hence why I am using it there. There were a few handy warning signs to let me know this was a phony:
1) If he's the CEO of the bank of development, the money reverting to the government would be a good thing, no?
2) I clicked 'reply'. I noted that the e-mail it redirected the reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
was not the same as the one that apparently 'sent' it:
Note also, at the top, that the 'to' field is not filled out. I sent the reply to both e-mails, and the MSN one turned back fake.((As a vindictive note, please forward all spam e-mail to the yahoo one, cause I think this guy likely deserves it. :) ))
I also had a good laugh that he wanted me to "Portray" the next of kin. Uhmm... hmmm... isn't that... I don't know... 'Fraud'? You know... something that gets people banned from owning/running/working for a bank in any country in the world? Hmmm...
Feel free to e-mail me asking for the rather hilarious response e-mail I sent him back. :)