This email with the subject "Dear sir/ madam" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 28 May 2009 08:45:50 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ali mustaf" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear sir/ madamI am the auditing and accounting manager bank of Africa (B.O.A) here in Ouagadougou , Burkina Faso . In my department I discovered an abandoned sum of us$10.5m dollars (ten million five hundred thousand us dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer (Mr Richard Burson from Florida us) who died along with his entire family in 1999 in a plane crash.
Since I 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 some body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased customer as indicated in our banking guidelines and laws.
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 now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased customer for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I 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 unclaimed after ten years, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury 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. I agree that 30% of this money will be for you as a respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 60% would be for me.
I will send to you by fax or email the text of application form. 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 by me. Bellow are the informations needed from you as soon as you agree to work with me in this project.
1, Your full name 2, Your ocupation 3, Your pravite tele 4, Your pravite fax My regards to you and the family Mr Ali Mustaf