Korean airline letter

Categoría: Scam Fecha de detección: 24 nov. 2003
Tipo: scamFecha de actualización: 08 jun. 2006


This email scam appears to be closely related to the Ethiopian airline letter scam.

Sophos recommends recipients do not reply to the email in any way.

The text of the scam reads as follows:


My name is Mr.Oluwafunmi Williams, manager credit and foreign bills of Ecobank Plc. I am writing in respect of a foreign customer of my bank who perished in a plane crash [Korean Air Flight 801] with the whole passengers aboard on August 6, 1997.

Since the demise of this our customer, I personally has watched with keen interest to see the next of kin but a ll has proved abortive as no one has come to claim his funds of usd.20.5 m, [twenty million five hundred thousand united states dollars] which has been with my branch for a very long time.

On this note, I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the next of kin as no one has come up to be the next of kin. And the banking ethics here does not allow such money to stay more than six years, because money will be recalled to the bank treasury as unclaimed after this period.

In view of this I had to contact you personally so that we can understand each other better. I will give you 25% of the total, am offering you this percentage so that you will not think am not given you a fair share.

Upon the receipt of your response, I will send you by fax or e-mail the application, bank's fax number and the next step to take. I will notfail tobring to your notice that this business is hitch free and thatyou should not entertain any fear as all modalities for fund transfer can be finalized within five banking days, after you apply to the bank as a relation to the deceased.

When you receive this letter. Kindly send me an e-mail signifying your decision including your private Tel/Fax numbers for quick communication.

Respectfully submitted,

Mr.Oluwafunmi Williams
Manager Credit and Foreign Bills DEPT.
Ecobank Plc.

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