A Scam Email with the Subject "TOP SECRET AND CONFIDENTIAL ," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 07 Nov 2006 04:31:12 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "ibrahim ali" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF IBRAHIM ALI BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER, AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO. Dear Friend,I know that this letter may come to you as a surprise but i got your contact through the internet when i was seaching for a reliablie person who will assist me as i need a reliable and honest business partner outside Burkina Faso.I am writing to seek your interest over a transaction, In my department, We discovered an abandoned sum of $30m US dollars (THIRTY MILLION US DOLLARS) . In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in November 2001 in a plane crash.
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 business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deaceased 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 unclaimed after some years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund.The request of a 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 30 % 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 incurred during the business and 60 % would be for me and my colleagues. There after I and my colleagues will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relation 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 to .
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you the details of the whole transaction. 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 immediately.
Your’s faithfully, IBRAHIM ALI _________________________________________________________________Windows Live Messenger sur i-mode™ : dialoguez avec vos amis depuis votre mobile comme sur PC ! http://mobile.live.fr/messenger/bouygues/