A Scam Email with the Subject "Hello My Dear friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 14 Jul 2008 08:25:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was kabero_ouedraogoh1 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello My Dear friend,
How are you doing together with your entire family, I hope all is well? Please carefully read and understand my reason of contacting you through this email. I am Mr Kabero Ouedraogo. The chief Auditor Bill and Exchange Foreign Remittance Unit African Development Bank (ADB). Ouagadougou Burkina - Faso West Africa.
Here. I am contacting you because of an abandoned sum of Nineteen Million Three Hundred Thousand United State Dollars. ($19.3 Million) that was deposited by a late customer of this bank called Mr. Rafik Bahaa Edine Hariri.
A very prominent man who was doing business transaction with our bank. He was a citizen of Lebanon. This bank unfortunately lost his life through assassinated on February 14, 2005 when explosives equivalent to around 300 kg of C4 were detonated as his motorcade drove past the Saint George Hotel in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
The bank has no knowledge about his death. Upon this discovery that i decided to make this business proposal to you since the banking laws and guidelines here stipulate that if such funds remain unclaimed here after nine years, the money will be transferred into the Central Bank Treasury as unclaimed fund.
My stand to contact you now is that, a foreign has the legal right to put claim to such deposit followed by you will proof your claim with the bank. Therefore, I want you to apply as his business partner. This transaction is going to be a success because, a foreigner is compulsorily needed to present himself or herself as the next of kin to this deceased bank customer and hence the beneficiary of the fund because the fund depositor was a foreigner. I therefore, desperately need your assistance to claim and receive this huge sum of money into your account.
For the assistance in this transaction, you will be entitled to 40% of the total fund in respect of the provision of your bank account and the assistance you are to render on the process. 55% would be for me as the originator and initiator of the transaction, and the rest 5% will be used to off-set any minor expenses which may arise during the process of transferring the fund into your account. I and my entire family will leave here immediately for your country in order to share the profits and we also invest part of my own share over there, as soon as the fund is transferred into your account.
Please endeavour to keep this transaction very secret and highly confidential because i will lose my work here as bank staff, where the bank authority here finds out that you and I are collaborating in this "Special Deal". Please also be rest-assured that this business is 100% risk-free, and all the information and data's you will need to make successful claim of this fund in the bank here are fully ready with me here.
Note Well: Please urgently confirm your willingness and interest to assist me by filling and sending back to me the needed information below and also call me immediately on my private
1. Your full name:
2. Your phone Telephone and fax numbers :
3. Your age:
4. Your sex:
5. Your occupation:
6. Your country and city:
Thanks and best regards.
Mr Kabero Ouedraogo.