This email with the subject "URGENT/CONFIDENTIAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 21 May 2008 02:57:15 -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.
BANK OF AFRICA.
Dear friend ,
I am Mr.SOLOMON KHADY, the Manager incharge of auditing and accounting section of Bank of Africa(BOA)Ouagadougou Burkina-faso West Africa with due respect and regard.I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction.
During our investigation and auditing in this bank, my department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased person who died on July 2003 in a plane crash and the fund has been dormant in his account with this Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this development. The said amount was U.S $16.2M (Sixteen million two hundred thousand United States dollars). Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claimoverthis fund as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased, get the required approval and transfer this money to a foreign account has beenput inplace and directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist me and also benefit your self to this great business opportunity.You Can Confirm The Deceased Death by viewing this site below.
In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant(A Banker),we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank.This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin with application of trust of oath to the Bank and also nominate a foreign account where he will need the money to be transfered into on your request as it may be after due verification and clarification by the bank.
I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. On smooth conclusion of this transaction,you will be entitled to 30% of the total sum as gratification, while 5% will be set aside to take care of expenses that may arise during the time of transfer and also telephone bills,while 65% will be for me. Please, you have been adviced to keep this"top secret" as I am still in service and intend to retire from service after we conclude this deal with you.
All other necessary vital information will be sent to you when I hear from you like text of application which you will re-type and send to my bank either by fax or bank email for approval to take place.
I look forward to receive your reply immediately through this mail box:email@example.com and through here.