This email with the subject "URGENT REPLY NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 18 Jun 2007 00:33:05 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ali musa" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
MR ALI MUSA. BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER, BANK OF AFRICA(BOA). OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA-FASO. Dearest, TOP SECRETI MAKE THIS APPEAL WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT ANY FACTS OR OPINION EXPRESSED BY ME ARE GIVING IN CONAFIDENCE AND SOLELY FOR YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND USE.I am MR ALI MUSA,the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of my Bank.
In my department I discovered an abandoned sum of US$8.5M, (Eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) with account number 14-2558-5976 that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his wife and only daughter in a plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight number 261 which crashed on 31 January 2000. You shall read more about the crash on visiting this site
The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after seven 7 years, the money will be transfered into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The money has now stayed more than six years and I am preparing documentaion to prove that this money has been transfered to our bank treasury. It will be between me and you only that will know that the money is not transfered into our treasure.
This request of foreigner as next of kin in this transaction is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabé cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.In appreciation of your assistance, I am offering you 30% of the total sum. 5% for contingencies (cost of transfer/other charges) likely to be incurred during the course of transaction, while the remaining 65% is for me.
Upon receipt of your reply,I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application which you will complete and forward to our bank asking for this money to be paid to you as the next of kin to Mr;Morris Thompson. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this mail through the above email. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER MY URGENT REQUEST.
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