This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 13 Sep 2008 08:09:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Dr.Saidu Dima,Manager Foreign Remittance Department of BANK OF AFRICAN BOA BANK here in Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso West Africa. I am writing following an opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us.I have decided to contact you purely on the personal conviction of trust and confidence that we can co-operate with one another and do a very lucrative business for our mutual benefit.
The Business I am proposing to you is in respect of the sum of US$17,500,000.00(Seventeen Million Five hundred Thousand Dollars only) deposited in a Dollar account with my bank which belonged to Late Mr.Morris Thompson an American who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31st 2000, including his wife.You shall read more about the crash by visiting this website;
My bank has made several efforts in contacting the family of Late Mr.Morris Thompson or his relatives, but all effort have proved abortive as he had no identifiable kin's men.This sum of US$17.5 Mil has remained unclaimed ever since then and nobody has come forward as his next of kin. The management under the influence of our chairman and member of the board of Directors has made an arrangement for the fund to be declared 'UNCLAIMABLE' and subsequently be turned to the reserve account of the bank.
It is against the background of the foregoing,that i have decided to contact you for assistance and partnership, for you to stand as the next of kin to Late Mr. Morris Thompson. Because the banking law and guidelines here stipulates that such money remained after seven years, the money will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed funds.With your permission this fund will be transferred to your private account abroad as the beneficiary and next of kin to Late Mr.Morris Thompson.
All proof of claim and necessary documentation will be carefully worked out in your favour and I assure you of 100% risk free involvement and protection. Consequently, if you find this proposal acceptable to you and you wish to assist me, I expect your urgent response and upon receipt of that ,we shall discuss and agree on the disbursement and sharing ratio.
Let me therefore expect your very urgent response through my phone,Please endeavor to include your full name and address, private phone and fax number for our easy communication .Please keep our dealings very private and confidential.
As I await your urgent response. Please kindly reply to this letter and as well state your wish in this deal .Reply to my Alternative email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and best regards.
Tel:+226 7848 4376