A Scam Email with the Subject "I NEED YOUR KIND ASISSTANCE PLEASE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:16:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr Idris Bello" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From The Desk Of Mr Idris Bello
Bill And Exchange Manager. Group Bank Of Africa (B.O.A.) Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso. West Africa. Private Number.+226-7826-1348 ("REMITTANCE OF $20.5 TWENTY MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND U.S.A DOLLARS ONLY. CONFIDENTIAL IS THE CASE") Dear Friend, Compliment Of The Season I am the bill and exchange manager at FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT,In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of U.S $20.5 million US dollars, (TWENTY MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS)in an account that belonged to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family in a plane crash. Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or a business associate to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines and laws, but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin or a business associate 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. Since the bank law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after Six years the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkina be cannot stand as next of kin. I agree that 40% of this money will be for you as a foreign 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 and my Family. There after I and my Family will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated and for some possible investment under your kind control. Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as a business associate or next of kin of the deceased person. POST SCRITUM:You have to keep everything secret as to enable the transfer to move very smoothly in to your account you will proved to the bank.As you finished reading this letter call me immediately on my private number : +226- 7826-1348. so that we discuss very well over this business.Please call me and inform me that you received my mail, because i don't go to net always. Yours Faithfully Mr Idris Bello