This email with the subject "DEAR FRIEND," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 05 Jun 2007 02:33:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "HASSAN BILLY" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEAR FRIEND, PLEASE,CONTACT ME THROUGH THIS MAIL BOX: email@example.comCompliments Of The Season, Please forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise and may offend your personality for contacting you without your prior consent and writing through this channel,First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly CONFIDENTIAL AND TOP SECRET. However after series of petition was received by this present regime from foreign contractors for the inability of the BANK INTERNATIONAL OF BURKINA(B.I.B) to fulfilled their obligation for the payment to its foreign creditors. in conjunction with the council of ministers, has mandated us to carry out a careful and comprehensive review of all overdue payments to foreign contractors and to effect payments immediately.
I believe that God has a way of helping who is in need.I am (Mr. Hassan Billy, bill and exchange manager for bank international of burkina faso(BIB. During the above mentioned process, we discovered an abandoned sum of US$9.5 (Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in a plane crash that happened in Kenya,East Africa. 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 guidelines and laws 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.
Please I want you to visit the website below for more information about the Plane Crash and the Deceased DR.GEORGE BRUMLEY AND HIS FAMILY.
www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/07/20/kenya.crash/index.html www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_1390626,00.htmlIt 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 nobody is coming for it and I don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill and The request of 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, it Was on that basis, i decided to contact you. I agree that 35% of this money will be for you as a foreign partner,in respect to the provision of a foreign account, and 65% would be for me,there after 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 wherein the money will be remitted.Upon the receipt of your reply, I will send to you by email the text of the application to fill and send to the bank.
I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch-free risk and you should keep this transaction (TOP SECRET)and this transaction will only take us 14 banking days because as a banker,I know what to do and move the fund into your account without any delay and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer. You should contact me as soon as you receive this letter so that I will send you the text of the application to apply to the bank and you should also contact me through this my private e-mail box: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours faithfully, MR.HASSAN BILLY. GOD BLESSINGS,PROTECTIONS AND GUIDIANCE TO YOUR ENTIREFAMILY. POST SCRITUM: You have to keep everything secret as to enable the transfer move very smoothly into the account you will provide to the bank.As you finished reading this letter mail me immediately so that we can discuss very well over this business.
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