This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 09 Aug 2010 10:08:52 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Eugene Larbi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
are you doing together with your entire family, I hope all is well? Please
carefully read and understand my reason of contacting you through email. I am
Mr Eugene Larbi. The chief Auditor Bill and Exchange Foreign Remittance Unit African
Development Bank (ADB). Ouagadougou Burkina - Faso West Africa.
Here; I am contacting you because of an abandoned sum of Nineteen Million Three Hundred Thousand United State Dollars. ($19.3 Million) that was deposited by a late customer of this bank called Mr. Rafik Bahaa Edine Hariri.
very prominent man who was doing business transaction with our bank, He was a
citizen of Lebanon.
This bank unfortunately lost his life through assassinated on February 14, 2005
when explosives equivalent to around 300 kg of C4 were detonated as his
motorcade drove past the Saint George Hotel in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
bank has no knowledge about his death. Upon this discovery that i decided to
make this business proposal to you since the banking laws and guidelines here
stipulate that if such funds remain unclaimed here after nine years, the money
will be transferred into the Central Bank Treasury as unclaimed fund.
My stand to contact you now is that, a foreign has the legal right to put claim to such deposit followed by you will proof your claim with the bank. Therefore, I want you to apply as his business partner. This transaction is going to be a success because, a foreigner is compulsorily needed to present himself or herself as the next of kin to this deceased bank customer and hence the beneficiary of the fund because the fund depositor was a foreigner.
I therefore, desperately need your assistance to claim and receive this huge sum of money into your personal account in your country. For the assistance in this transaction, you will be entitled to 40% from the total fund in respect of the provision of your bank account and the assistance you are to render on the process.
55% would be for me as the originator and initiator of the transaction, and the rest 5% will be used to off-set any minor expenses which may arise during the process of transferring the fund into your account. I and my entire family will leave here immediately for your country in order to share the profits and we also invest part of my own over there as soon as the fund is transferred into your account.
endeavor to keep this transaction very secret and highly confidential because i
will lose my position in the bank if the bank authority here finds out that you
and I are collaborating in this transaction. Please also be rest-assured that
this business is 100% risk-free, and all the information and data's you will
need to make successful claim of this fund in the bank here are fully ready
with me here.
Your country and city:
Mr. Eugene Larbi