This email with the subject "URGENT RESPOND NEEDED. CALLI MMEDIATELY+22676092392." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 13 Sep 2007 07:29:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was kareem usmane <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM KAREEM USMANE.
MANAGER BILL & EXCHANGE FOREING REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT.<*xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
BANK OF AFRICA,
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. OUGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO
I am Kareem usmane the manager of bill and exchange foreing remittance department Bank of Africa. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of (US$18.5M) (eighteen million five hundred thousand US dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died in November
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 some body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guide lines and laws but unfortunately none one came.
The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five years of death, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund.
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 for safety and subsequent disbursement since the year has complete and we don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.
The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkina cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
I agree that 35% of this money will be for you as respect to the provision of a foreign account, 5% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 60% be for me.
Thereafter, I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage 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 the money will be transfer.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application. 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 mail. Trusting to hear from you immediately.