Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "URGENT REPLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 10 May 2008 11:22:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mr ABDEL KARIM <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Dear Sir,

I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department Bank of African   (BOA). 
I got your address in Burkina faso chamber of commerce through yahoo details.

In my departmentn we discovered an abandoned sum of $ 30 m US dollars
(Thirty Millon US dollars) . In an account that belongs to one of our
foreign customer who died along with his entire family in a concord plane crash in the year 2003 in 
paris that almost took the whole life of the pasengeres on board.

Since we got information about his death, we 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 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 at the plane crash leaving nobody 
behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and other officials in my 
department now decided to make this businness proposal to you and release the money to you as the 
next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is 
coming for it and we don;t want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill.

The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclamed after three 
years, the money will be transfered into the Bank treasury account as unclaimed fund. The request 
of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a 
foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. We agree that 40 % of this 
money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10 % 
will be set aside for
expenses incured during the business and 50 % would be for ;me to the percentages indicated. 
Therefore to enable the immediate trnansfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first 
to the bank as relations or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank 
account number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and 
location where in the money will be remitted .

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application. I will 
not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not 
entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.

You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter. Trusting to hear from you 

Your;s faithfully,


(Bill and exchange manager)

N.B.My intention of writing you through email is because I belive it is very