A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT REPLY NEEDED ." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 29 Jun 2008 10:30:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr Ahmed Mao. Tanko" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr Ahmed M Tanko . Bills & Exchange Manager Bank of Africa (BOA) TEL 226 78 12 12 77 . Burkina faso West Africa. Compliment of the season, Good day and how are you doing with your family? Hope fine. Please let this message do not be a surprise to you because i got your contact information and lay all the trust in you before i decided to disclose this confidential and successful transaction to you. I am contacting you in regards to a business transfer of a huge sum of money from a deceased account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. I decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. PROPOSITION; I discovered an abandoned sum of $9M (NINE Million United states Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family in Algeria Earthquake on 23 may 2003. Since his death,none of his next-of-kin or relations has come forward to lay claims to this money as the heir.The bank cannot release the fund from his account unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Upon this discovery, I now seek your permission to have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased as all documentations will be carefully worked out for the funds $9M (NINE Million United states Dollars) to be released in your favour as the beneficiary's next of kin.It may interest you to note that i have secured from the probate an order of madamus to locate any of deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of my mutual business endeavour by furnishing me with the followings: 1. Your Full Names and Address. 2. Direct Telephone and Fax numbers. These requirements will enable me file a letter of claim to the appropriate departments for necessary approvals in your favour before the transfer can be made.I shall be compensating you with 45% on final conclusion of this project, while the rest shall be mine. Your share stays with you while the rest of mine shall be for investment purposes in your country. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust i have bestowed in you, I awaits your urgent email reply to proceed . Regards, Mr Mao Ahmed .