This email with the subject "Compliment of the day my Good Friend;" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 24 Jul 2010 06:03:51 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Nodusi ITami" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Compliment of the day My Good Friend,
I am Mr. Nodusi Itami of the Ecobank in Burkina Faso - West Africa. Although you might be apprehensive about my email as we have not met before. I am in the auditing department with Ecobank Burkina Faso; during my recent auditing I discovered some amount of money valued (USD$10.5)Ten million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollar belong to a late customer, Who Died Along With His Family In Kenya Plane Crash 2003.You Can Confirm The Geniuses Of The Deceased death. http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/07/20/kenya.crash/index.html I am writing to seek your assistance in working with me, so that I can present you to my bank, as the rightful beneficiary/next of kin to our late customer.
We have tried to contact other legitimate relative to claim this funds for several years now, but to no avail, as we cannot release it unless somebody applied for its next of Kin or Relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking procedure. Unfortunately nobody has come forward to claim the money.
I want you to purportedly present your good self as the next of Kin or relation of the deceased so that we can prepare documentations and release the funds (US$10.5 Million) into your account for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and again we do not want the funds to go into the Governments account as "Unclaimed Bill".
The banking law and procedures herein stipulates that any account abandoned or dormant for a period of some years is subjected to be closed and all money contained therein will be forfeited to the Government Treasury Account.
Now it is being speculated that the above sum will be transferred into Government Treasury Account as unclaimed funds, if nobody apply as the Next of Kin. The reason for you to present your good self as the next of kin in occasioned by the fact that the deceased customer was a foreigner.
This however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will. I would like you to read on and consider the value I offer. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall then share in the ratio of 50% for me, 50% for you. I want to give you 100% assurance that this transaction is also risk free one, all I need from you is your maximum support and co-operation for a smooth and hitch free transfer of funds into your account.
I advice please treat this business with utmost confidentiality. If interested please Kindly respond for onward guideline & proceeding.
Mr. Nodusi Itami