This email with the subject "RE: "Strictly Confidential" Urgent reply please!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 12 Sep 2007 06:24:21 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was son bright <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings to you ! this letter is strictly personal, intimate and confidential.Forgive this unusual manner of contacting you,but this particular letter is of exceptional and very private nature. There is absolutely going to be a great doubt and distrust in your heart in respect of this email, coupled with the fact that, so many miscreants have taken possession of the Internet to facilitate their nefarious deeds, thereby making it extremely difficult for genuine and legitimate business class
persons to get attention and recognition.
There is no way for me to know whether I will be properly understood, but it is my duty to write and reach out to you. For i know that you are the only one that can be trusted to handle this project effectively without making us regret.I am (DR. BRIGHT SONN) Manager Bills/Exchange at the Foreign Remittance Department of ( ADB )AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO IN WEST AFRICA. In my department i discovered an abandoned sum of US$ 27.2M (TWENTY SEVEN MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) in an account that belong to one of our foreign customers who died on 11th September 2001 in world trade center (WTC).
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 applied for it as the next of kin, or relation to the deceased as indicated in our Banking guidelines. Unfortunately, nobody has come forward to claim this money. It is based on this that i , as the bill and exchange manager decided to establish a cordial business relationship with you, hence by contacting you.I want you to present yourself as the next of kin or relation of the deceased customer, so that the fund can be remitted into your account since nobody is coming for it. And again i do not want the money to go into the government account as unclaimed bills.
The Banking laws and guidelines here stipulate that any account abandoned or dormant for a period of years is deemed closed, all money contained therein would be forfeited to the bank and government treasury account and as i see this account, nobody comes for it and will not come because i have made several enquires concerning the deseased. Now it is being speculated that the above sum will be transferred into the government account as anunclaimed fund if nobody comes forward.
Is upon this reason i am requesting you to present yourself as the next of kin is occasioned by the fact that the deceased (customer)was a foreigner.Also more importantly is that i have been given the right to screen the applicants and that is why i have decided to hit this with you. I will forward to you the detail information on how i have planned the success of this if you agree to assist me.Your telephone and fax number will be needed incase of urgency .
I have agreed to give you 40% of the total money .while i take 50% ,10% will be for expenses incured during transaction on both side .If you are in support of the aforementioned, therefore you are urged to reply this letter indicating your readiness and interest to participate in the business. After receiving your reply, you will be communicated to with the exact steps to take. And I will like you to give me a concrete assurance that the entire fund will be safe when transferred into your account.
To enable us conclude this transaction urgently,Please treat this business proposal STICTLY CONFIDENTIAL for security reasons. Please contact me with this private email id for the onward of this business .(E-mail: email@example.com)
DR BRIGHT SONN.