This is an interesting 419 scam mail that is different from the normal
“Inheritance” story, where someone rich has died, and they are looking
for someone to take over the money.
First of all, the scam started of using “Bank of America” header. But that is not the fun part.
The twist is that this scammer is playing the other side of the Story:
1) He claims that YOU are the Rich Man whom they thought has died!
2) And someone claiming to be your Cousin is trying to claim YOUR money in the bank!
See the difference?
So you are the rich man who has died, and they have forgotten about you. Now they want to return the money back to you. But before you can take back your own account worth “millions”, you will need to pay fees (pay money to get money).
This is a scam.
From: “DIANE WAGNER” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 7:18 AM
Subject: RE: YOUR OVERDUE PAYMENT
RE: YOUR OVERDUE PAYMENT
It is my pleasure to inform you that the Bank of America has been completely re-organized with me at the helm of
affairs.The re-organization exercise was against the back drop of several petitions received by the European Union
Government from different inheritance beneficiaries from different parts of the world Notably Europe, Asia and
Middle East over their overdue funds and entitlement sums which remained unsettled by Nigerian government(Banks &
Financial Institutions)My appointment therefore was to take care of these anomalies and to sanitize all unsettled
payment by Nigerian government and the Banking Sector generally Europe and America and as a seasoned economist; I am
committed to achieving this aim with the objective of catapulting the Banking sector to its pride of place and
thereby erasing Erasing some unqualified Banks from its pariah status.
I write to re-confirm the below account prior to our final remittance of your inheritance/contract entitlement. This
account was forwarded directly to my desk by your local representative and friend (Name withheld) in company with
Two Foreigners from Europe, claiming to be your first cousins. Meanwhile, they also stated that you died in a Plane
Crash.Since all modalities for funds transfer has been finalized.we therefore request you to confirm the
authenticity of the below stated account in writing on your company’s Letter headed paper so that we can remit the
funds by electronic Transfer without delay.Remittance is done via my instruction to our Correspondent Banks (Bank Of
England, National Westminster Bank Plc and ABN AMBRO BANK in the Netherlands) in Europe advising them to debit our
Foreign Reserve Account and credit your Bank Account simultaneously either by Certified Bankers Draft or Bank to
Bank Swift Transfer.Confirm the receipt of this message immediately.
The new account is thus:
GENERALE DE BANQUE S.A.
PLACE VERTE 12A
VERVIERS 4800, BELGIUM
ACCOUNT NO: 248 – 0009143 – 55
FINAL CREDIT TO: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPERS
Your are required to immediately forward to me your Home, office,and mobile telephone numbers for effective and
Looking forward to your immediate advice and co-operation.
INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DIRECTOR
BANK OF America
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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