This email with the subject "Assalamualaikum" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 16 May 2008 01:57:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was email@example.com, although it may have been spoofed.
("REMITTANCE OF $18.5 MILLION U.S.A DOLLARS CONFIDENTIAL IS THE CASE") =20 Compliments Of The Season, Forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise and = may offend your personality for contacting you without your prior consent a= nd writing through this channel. =20 I got your contact from the proffesional data base found in the internet Ya= hoo tourist search.When i was searching for a foreign reliable partner.I as= sured of your capability and reliability to champion this business opportun= ity. =20 After series of prayers/fasting.i was divinely directed to contact you= among other names found in the data base Yahoo tourist search.I believe th= at God has a way of helping who is in need. =20 I am (Sani Mustapha),the Head of file Department in Bank Of Africa (B.O= .A). In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $18.5 million U.S.A doll= ars ( eighteen million five hundred u.s dollars) . In an account that belon= gs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in = (Monday 31st July 2000) in a plane crash. Since we got =20 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 appl= ies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our b= anking guidelines,=20 =20 but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation d= ied along side with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the cl= aim. It is therefore upon=20 =20 this discovery that I and one official in my department now decided to make= this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of = kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement sinc= e nobody is coming for it and we don=E2=80=99t want this money to go into t= he bank treasury as unclaimed bill. The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained u= nclaimed after seven years, the money will be transferred into the Bank tre= asury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this bu= siness is occasioned by the fact that the customer =20 was a foreigner, and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigne= r. We agree that 40% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in r= espect to the provision of a foreign account,and 60% would be for me and my= woman colleague. There after i will visit your country for disbursement a= ccording to the percentages indicated.=20 Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged,= you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin of the deceas= ed indicating your bank name, your bank account number,=20 your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective=20 =20 communication and location where the money will be remitted.Upon receipt of= your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application= I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch fre= e and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrang= ements have been made for the transfer.=20 You should contact me on my cell phone number 00226- 76 17 20 16. immedia= tely as soon as you receive this letter. Trusting to hear from you immediat= ely.=20 Your=E2=80=99s faithfully,=20 SANI MUSTAPHA. FROM (B.O.A) OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA-FASO. GOD BLESSINGS,PROTECTIONS AND GUIDIANCE TO YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY.=20 =20 (FILL THIS FORM BELLOW PLEASE AND RESEND IT TO ME). =20 1) Your Full Name............................. 2) Your Age....................................... 3) Marital Status................................ 4) Your Cell Phone Number=E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6.. 5) Your Fax Number=E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6...= ..=20 6) Your Country=E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6......= ........ 7) Your Occupation............................ 8) Sex................................................ 9) Your Religion................................. 10) Your Private E-mail Adress........... =20 POST SCRITUM:You have to keep everything secret as to enable the transfer t= o move very smoothly in to the account you will prove to the bank.As you fi= nished reading this letter call me immediately so that we discuss very well= over this business.