This email with the subject "Business opportunity" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 04 Feb 2009 05:54:08 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR SMITH KOBO" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
THE DESK OF MR SMITH KOBO AUDITS & ACCOUNTS DEPT ZENITH BANK OF AFRICA Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Dear Friend, Greeting's to you and your entire family!I am MR SMITH KOBO, a banker with the above mentioned bank in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso in West Africa, holding the post of the Audit & Accounts dept. On December, 25, 2003, one Mr. Katif Salah,a German Nationality, An Astute Business man of international repute, a contract with ecowas country, whose endeavors spans various areas of Business interest, (Real estate, contract and Farming .etc) made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit, valued at $22.5 M (Twenty Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) for twelve calendar months in my Bank Branch. Upon Maturity, we sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his company that Mr.Katif Salah. was aboard the AF4590 plane, which crashed December, 25 2003. After further investigation, it was discovered that he died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin proved fruitless. On further investigation, it was discovered that Late Mr.Katif Salah, did not declare any next of kin or relatives in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paper work here in our Bank. The total sum, $22.5M is still in my bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. All efforts to trace and locate his next of kin proved abortive. In accordance with the country’s banking laws and constitution guiding this banking institution stated that after the expiration of 5 years, if no body or person comes for the claim as the next of kin , such money will be revert to the Burkina Faso government treasury if nobody applies as the next of Kin to claim of the fund. Consequently, It is upon this respect, I seek to present you as a foreign partner to stand in as the next of kin to the late Mr. Katif Salah, since no one will come up for the claim. Upon acceptance of this proposal, I shall send to you by mail the BOA Bank "Next of Kin Payment Application Text Form" as well as detailed information on how this business would be carried out. And you will be in position of 40% after the deal is done, I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law, as I will use my position in the Bank's here to perfect this business transaction & secure Approvals and guarantee the successful execution of this transaction. Please be informed that your utmost confidentiality is required. If this interests you, I want to remind you of the confidentiality of this Transaction at hand whatever your decision is. I await your urgent response,and fill those question below to enable us proceed this business onward. please this my private email adress (firstname.lastname@example.org) Your Full Name.......................... Your Sex.................................. Your Age.................................. Your Country............................... Your pass or photo........................ Your Occupation.......................... Your Personal Mobile Number......... Your Personal Fax Number............. As soon as i receive your positive respond i will send you the text of application which you will use to apply in my bank as next of kin.Thanks. MR SMITH KOBO ----------------------------------------------------------------- Find the home of your dreams with eircom net property Sign up for email alerts now http://www.eircom.net/propertyalerts