This email with the subject "Mr. Saidi Ahmed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 30 May 2009 08:41:16 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was saidi ahmed <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Mr. Saidi Ahmed, a banker in one of the reputable bank in burkina faso. i have decided to contact you on a business proposal of us$10.5m (ten million five hundred thousand united states dollar). the depositor of the said fund died with his entire family during the Iraq war in 2006. the deceased customer used his wife as the next of kin but unfortunately, the wife died along side with him leaving nobody for the claim.
according to our banking law, if the fund remain unclaimed for three (3) years then, the fund will be transfer into the reserve bank of burkina as unclaimed bill. i don't want the fund to go into the bank treasury and as such, let us claim the fund now of which I shall present you as his cousin or business partner so that the bank will transfer the fund into your bank account for us to share, your percentage shall be 50% while 50% will be for me. as an insider in this bank, i assure you that, this
transaction is 100% risk free. if you are willing for the deal, contact me for more details but if you are not capable, please notify me also.
the transaction will take us only 14 banking days. nobody knows about the fund and as such, you must keep the secret within you ok.you must keep this deal as secret for the security of the fund. do not disclose this deal to anybody because i want the secret to be between us only and I shall send the text of the application as to fill and send to the bank for the release of the fund into your bank account on the receipt of your message and again I shall be monitoring the whole situation here in the bank
until you confirm the money in your bank account and ask me to come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentage indicated above.
you can see the news in bbc and cnn regarding their death:
Finally, i want you to indicate your bank account details where the fund will be transferred to and I shall be glad to hear from you as soon as you receive this message as to enable me give you the application to fill and send to the bank. please, reply me through this my private email
Mr. Saidi Ahmed,
Islmic Development Bank (Idb)