This email with the subject "Fwd: Urgent Respond Needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 30 May 2008 07:46:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was michael hernandez <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Urgent Respond Needed
Dear friend, I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise. I am The Branch Manager in Bank of Africa Burkina Faso. I Hoped that you will notexpose or betray this trust and confident that I am about torepose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families.
I am Mr. ISSA JACOB The Branch Manager of Bank Of Africa(BOA) Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. I want to inquire from you if you can handle this transaction for mutual benefits/life opportunity for you and me. Thetransaction is about seeking your consent to present you as the next ofkin/ beneficiary of the US$4.3 million dollars,(four million,threehundred thousand united states dollars), and who is a customer to thebank where i work.
He died in a Kenya plane crash 2003, with his familyduring their vacation journey.
The Fund is currently in a suspense accountawaiting claim, the bank made a public notice that they are ready torelease this fund to any of his relatives abroad.You can view this siteto know more.http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/07/20/kenya.crash/indexhtml . THEREFORE, by virtue of its nature as being utterly CONFIDENTIAL, topsecret .should be maintained please!,because i am still in the activeservice i do not need any form of implication especially now i'm in theverge of my retirement to endanger my carear at last!. Since we got the information about his death, we have been expectinghis next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot releaseit unless some body applies for it as next of kin or relation to thedeceased as indicated in our banking guidelines and laws. In that regard, i decided to seek your consent for this prospectiveopportunity.
Have it at the back of your mind, that the transaction doesnot involve any RISK, and does not need much engagement from you, since iam familiar with this kind of transaction being an insider. Necessarymodalities will be worked out to enable us carry out the fund claim undera legitimate arrangement. I have resolved to offer you 30% of the totalfund, 10% for sundry expenses that may be incurred during the process of executing this transaction and 60% percent for me.I will give you moredetails about the transaction when I receive your affirmativeresponse,more clarification information.
I'm waiting to hear from you soon.
Thanks and God bless.