A Scam Email with the Subject "I NEED YOUR URGENT COOPERATION PLEASE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 25 Jun 2010 08:37:09 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Hassan Talaat <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
MR. HASSAN TALAAT.
BANQUE AGRICOLE ET COMMERCIALE DU BURKINA,
First, I must apologize to you for using this medium to communicate to you about this proposal. I am Mr. Hassan TALAAT, Manager Banque Commerciale Et Agricole Du Burkina, Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. I have an investment programmed for you.
A foreign mining consultant/contractor with the Burkina Faso Mining Corporation, Mr. Roger Beck made a huge numbered time (Fixed) deposit for twelve calendar months, in my branch but died from an automobile accident without making a WILL and did not even declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents including his bank deposit paperwork in my bank. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Burkina Faso Law, at the expiration of 7 (Seven) banking years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Burkina Faso government if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Roger Beck so that the fruits of this old man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. The money will be shared in the ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you.
Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my own share in your country.
Get back to me if you are interested for more details of this transaction. I await your urgent reply.
Thanks and regards.
Mr. Hassan TALAAT.