This email with the subject " Mr.Eric Coulibaly" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 15 Oct 2008 10:59:44 -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.
Mr.Eric Coulibaly AFD Bank Group Abidjan +22503472799 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Dear Friend, Good Day, although we have never met before, but it's with great anticipation of your understanding that I'm writing you and I hope you will be in good faith to give a deep consideration to my proposal below. I'm currently looking for business partner overseas. It was after I had studied through your profile it pleases me to contact you and to inform you of my desire to go into business with you. Business is about meeting new people and establishing a mutual relationship on the ground of interest. Accept my friendly invitation and time to do just that. I'm Mr.Eric Coulibaly. I am the Director of account & audit department, African Development Bank Group Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. In the course of my official duty, carrying out an extensive Quarterly auditing of accounts under my establishment, I discovered a huge fund($39.599m) in a dormant account, that I was instructed its lodgement into a government account/treasury until the beneficairy is identified. I have made up my mind to move this fund out of my country, it is in this regard that I'm putting up this proposal to you, to go into a partnership/transaction with me to move this fund out of my country to your country, as I need a foreign partner outside my base to do this. My further negotiation and terms of transaction will continue only after you let me know via a return mail or phone call informing me of your interest in this transaction. You can call or email me to talk further about possible agreements between our companies, and perhaps, we can work towards an agreement together. Please be kind enough to inform me also if you are not interested, so that I can scout for another partner. I'm at liberty to go into an extensive and trustworthy discussion/ negotiation with you in the event that you furnish me with the following: Reconfirmation of your Full Names,Age, Address,Profession, your telephone and/or fax number in your return mail or alternatively you can give me a call as you read my proposal. Thanks for taking your time and I look forward to a fruitful transaction with you. Please be rest assured that there is no risk involved because my private investigation show that the funds are overinvoiced payment and will be release directly once a beneficiary is identified. It is in this aspect that i will pass the information of the deposit to you to help facilitate your recongnition and payment. The limit time frame for the confiscation of the fund to government treasury if there is noidentifiable claimant in two months. Yours Sincerely, Mr.Eric Coulibaly