A Scam Email with the Subject "With Due Respect" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 20 Jul 2010 04:07:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Mr Ken Robert <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From the desk of Mr Ken Robert
Bill and exchange manager
Foreign remittance dept.
Bank of Africa (Boa)
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of the bank of Africa. I saw your contacts in internet search, after much consideration i decided to write you since I cannot be able to see you face to face at first.
I will like you to take your time to read this mail carefully. I did not mean to embarrass you with my business proposal but i seriously need your assistance. Please this is a confidential matter and it requires urgency.
In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of u.s$18.3m dollars (Eighteen million Three hundred thousand usd) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family on monday,31 july,2003, in a plane crash , since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his or her next of kin to come over and claim his money because we can not release it unless some body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines and laws, but unfortunately we learnt that his supposed next of kin died along side with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.
It is therefore upon this discovery, i now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and i don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after 12 years, the money will be transferred into the bank as unclaimed bill, i therefore agree that 40% of this money will be for you as foreigner partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 50% would be for me. There after i will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated.
Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relation or next of kin to the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where in the money will be remitted. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.
You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter. Trusting to hear from you immediately.
Mr Ken Robert
TELEPHONE +226 78 98 51 57