This email with the subject "CAN WE WORK TOGETHER?.........." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 15 Oct 2008 04:28:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Mr.Yako Borro I am the Head of the Accounts Department of my bank in Burkina Faso . Recently, we discovered an abandoned huge of money valued at US$20.5m (twenty million,five hundred US dollars) that belongs to one of our numerous customers ,Who unfortunately died in the plane Crash of Union Transport Africaines Flight Boeing 727 in Cotonou, Benin republic on the December 26, 2003.
You will read more stories about the crash on visiting this website:
In the course of our investigation we discovered that the deceased died along with his entire family in the same flight, thereby leaving no body to come for the claim of his huge money deposit in our bank.
According to the banking law,the money will be bequeathed to the government if it remains unclaimed with the next couple months. However, I don't belong to that school of thought who proposes that the fortunes of unlucky people be given to the government and I am fully convinced that no one would turn up to execute the letter of Administration to claim his funds before the next 2 months. Hence, I decided to contact you to come in as the next of kin to my late customer so that the funds totalling $20,500,000.00 can then be transferred to your nominated bank account in your country within 21 working days after we have filed in your claims transfer application to the bank.
I will prepare every operation that will assist you to claim the funds as the next of kin and everything will be left between you and me. The Share would be 40% for you and 60% for me.
Again, I feel that you may be apprehensive and consider this amount too big for you to defend. It does not matter, as there are documents to back it up.This transaction is risk free and as the most senior account manager with the bank is rest assured that all documents to enable you get this fund as the next of kin will be carefully worked. Do not be bothered that you are not related in any way to my late customer as I am in position to affix your name as the next of kin.
If this proposal meets your interest, I'll like you to urgently reach me through my personal email address email@example.com to enable me give you the specimen of the Text Of Application that you will fill as a next of kin to the deceased account owner and submit to the bank director for his urgent attention and direct payment to you.
I need not emphasize the confidentiality of this issue and I therefore appeal to you not discuss this request with anybody, even if you decline to take full advantage of this great and urgent opportunity in my bank.
Please do include the following in your reply to this mail;
(1)Private telephone number .......................
(2)Fax number ............................
(3)Contact address .........................
(4)Age/Date of Birth .........................
I await your urgent response through my private email address written below.
Mr. Yako Borro