A Scam Email with the Subject "I NEED YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 27 Aug 2010 14:49:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Ali mohamed <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MR.ALI MOHAMED(B.O.A)BANK
I KNOW THAT THIS MAIL WILL COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE. I AM THE BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER IN BANK OF AFRICA. I HOPED THAT YOU WILL NOT EXPOSE OR BETRAY THIS TRUST AND CONFIDENT THAT I AM ABOUT TO REPOSE ON YOU FOR THE MUTUAL BENEFIT OF OUR BOTH FAMILIES. WE NEED YOUR URGENTS
ASSISTANCE IN TRANSFERRING THE SUM OF $22.5 MILLION IMMEDIATELY TO YOUR ACCOUNT.THE MONEY HAS BEEN DORMANT FOR MAY YEARS IN OUR BANK HERE WITHOUT ANY BODY COMING FOR IT.
WE WANT TO RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU AS THE NEAREST PERSON TO OUR DECEASED CUSTOMER (THE OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT) WHO DIED A LONG WITH HIS SUPPOSED NEXT OF KIN IN AN AIR CRASH SINCE JULY 2000.
WE DON'T WANT THE MONEY TO GO INTO OUR BANK TREASURY AS AN
ABANDONED FUND. SO THIS IS THE REASON WHY I CONTACTED YOU, SO THAT MY BANK WILL RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU AS THE NEAREST PERSON TO THE DECEASED CUTOMER. PLEASE WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO KEEP THIS PROPOSAL AS A TOP SECRET AND DELETE IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED.
UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR REPLY, I WILL SEND YOU FULL DETAILS ON HOW THE BUSINESS WILL BE EXECUTED AND ALSO NOTE THAT YOU WILL HAVE 40% OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED SUM IF YOU AGREE TO TRANSACT THE BUSINESS WITH US.
YOUR FULL NAMEâââââââ
YOUR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSâââââââââ.
YOUR MOBILE NUMBERâââââââ
YOUR FAX NUMBERâââââââââ..
BANK OF AFRICA, BURKINA FASO-WEST AFRICA