A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT REPLY NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 03 May 2008 10:29:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM Mrs ALICE C UMARU BILL AND EXCHAGE MANAGER. BANK OF AFRICA ( BOA) BURKINA FASO WEST AFRICA Dear Friend, Compliments, I am writing to seek your cooperation over this business proposal. First I must solicit your confidence in this transaction; this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. l have decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction, Let me start by introducing myself properly to you. I am Mrs ALICE C UMARU a manager with the Bank Of Africa( BOA), Ouagadougou Burkina Faso, Africa. I came to know you in my Private Search for a Reliable and Reputable Person to handle this Confidential Transaction, which involves the transfer of huge sum of Money to a Foreign Account requiring Maximum Confidence. In my department, We discovered an abandoned sum of$5.5million USD(FIVE MILLION, FIVE HOUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS.)Only, in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family in a plane crash that took place in Kenya, East Africa, the bank now expects a next of kin as beneficiary. Valuable efforts are being made by the Bank to get in touch with any of the Brumleys remaining family or relatives but all to no success. the Late DR. JOHN BELLY,a citizen of Atlanta,United States of America is a known Philantropist in, West Africa and the whole African continent Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because it cannot be released unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately 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 and release the money to you via your foreign bank account as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and It is because of the perceived possibility of not being able to locate any of Late JOHN s next kin (He died with his entire family members) The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after three years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund The request for your assistance and maximum co-operation as a foreign citizen to stand as the next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the deceased customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. The sharing of the fund are thus: 30% for you the account owner,60% for I and my trusted colleagues and the remaining 10% for expenses for both parties. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not make undue advantage of the trust we have bestowed in you. THIS IS THE FIRST STAGE WE NEED FROM YOUR DATA INFORMATIONS 1, Your full name 2, Your country of origin 3, Your compelete country phone number 4, Your photo scaning 5, Your job All this items will build more trust between us, which after reciving it i will also send my datas with the letter of claim which you will fill and send to bank, Best regards, Mr. ALICE C UMARU NOTE You should contact me immediately .You should contact me immediately through my private email address for security reasons as soon as you receive this letter (email@example.com ) Please, visit the website below for more informationâs about the Plane Crash and the tragic death of the deceased and his entire family, Late DR.JOHN BELLY. http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/07/20/kenya.crash/index.html CALL ME URGENT ON THIS MY NUMBER 0022676655957