This email with the subject "FW: Hello," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 22 Sep 2008 11:45:01 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Holzhauer, John" <John.Holzhauer@gdc4s.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: DR. ALI MOMODO. BILL AND EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT, BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A), DAKAR SENEGAL. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org TEL: 00221-768-641-453 Dear friend, I know that this letter may come to you as a suprise. I got your contact address from the Internet when I was searching for a business partner. My name is DR. ALI MOMODO I am the Bill and Exchange Manager of bank of africa (B.O.A), Dakar Senegal. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of USD$25. Million (TWENTY FIVE MILLION U.S DOLLARS). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his wife and children in a plane crash in a year 2000 plane crash happened in america . Since we got information about his death, the bank have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as the next of kin or relation to the deceased, as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him in the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I decided to make this business proposals to you and release the money to you as next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it because I don't want the money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed Bill. The request of foreigner in this transaction is necessary because our late customer was a foreigner and a Senegales cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. I have agreed that 40% of this money will be for you as foreigner partner in respect to the provision of a foreign account.10% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 50% would be for me, after which I shall visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Trusting to hear from you immediately. Note : This transaction is 100% risk free as I have all requested information which shall aid the total accomplishment of this fund repatriation into your personal account as the beneficiary to the deceased. Upon the confirmation of your positive response , I shall send to you by fax / mail the commencement step , full information of the bank and that of the deceased for instant inception of this transaction. Your full names,telephone/fax number,mailing address,age and occupation would also be needed asap based on trust and honesty. I look forward to your positive response. Yours Sincerely, Yourˇs faithfully, DR. ALI MOMODO.