A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT RESPOND HIGHLY NEEDED!!!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 31 Aug 2007 15:25:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Ibrahim Omar" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM:ALHAJI IBRAHIM OMAR BANK OF AFRICA (ANNEX) BILL AND EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT, OFFSHORE OFFICE,OUAGADOUGOU,BURKINA-FASO. Dear,I know that this letter may come to you as a suprise.I got your contact address from the computerized search when I was searching for a business partner.
My name is Alhaji Ibrahim Omar. I am the Bill and Exchange(assistant) Manager of Bank of africa,Ouagadouguo Burkina Faso.
In my department I discovered an abandoned sum of USD$19.300.000 (NINETEN MILLION THREE HUNDRED U.S.A DOLLARS). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his family in a plane crash.
Since I got information about his death, I 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 the 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 in the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.
It is therefore upon this discovery that I and my decided to make this business proposals to you and release the money to you as next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it because I don't want the money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed Bill. The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that if such money remains unclaimed after five years, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund.
The request of foreigner in this transaction is necessary because our late customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. I have agreed that 45% of this money will be for you as foreigner partner in respect to the provision of a foreign account.5% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 50% would be for me, after which I shall visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated.
Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as we arranged,you will furnished me with a good receving account detail where the money will be transfered,your private tel and fax number for easy communication.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or e-mail a text of the application which you shall retype and fax to our foreign remittance manager,for easy execution of the transaction.
I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is 100% hitch-free on both side. As all required arrangement have been made for the transfer.
Please I would like you you keep this transaction confidential and as a top secret as you may wish to know that I am a Bank official.
Trusting to hear from you immediately. Yours Sincerely Alhaji Ibrahim Omar. _________________________________________________________________Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! Download today it's FREE! http://messenger.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200471ave/direct/01/