This email with the subject "Salam Alaikum / Good Day," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 13 May 2007 16:55:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Tafsir Mbaye," <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Assalam Aleikum Good Day, I know that this letter will come to you as a surprise as we have never meet before,but need not to worry as I am using the only secured and confidential medium available to seek for your foreign assistance in a business.I am contacting you independently of my investigation and no one is informed of this communication. My name is Mr Tafsir Mbaye.Iam the bill and exchange manager in one of the prime bank here in Dakar Senegal.I Hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose in you for the mutual benefit of our families. I am writing in respect of a foreign customer of our Bank who perished along with his next of kin with Korean Air Line, flight number 801 with the whole passengers on 6th of august 1997 ,for your perusal view click on this site http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9708/06/guam.passenger.list Since the demise of our customer, I personally has watched with keen interest to see the next of kin but all has proved abortive as no one has come to claim his funds of US$10.3M (Ten Million Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which has been with our Bank for a very long time. On this note, I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the Next of Kin since nobody is coming for the fund again.The Banking ethics here does not allow such money to stay more than 12 years, because the money will be recalled to the government treasury as unclaimed fund after this period. In view of this I got your contact through the Internet when I was making a research for a foreigner that I will use in this great opportunity because I dont want the money to be recalled to government treasury as unclaimed fund. I am offering you 50% of the total sum if you agree to execute this transaction with me and the rest 50% will be for me.The reason for a foreigner in the business is for the fact that the deceased was a foreigner and it is not authorized by the law guiding the peoples Repubic of Senegal for a citizen of this country to make such claim. This is the reason why the request of you as a foreigner is necessary to apply for the release and transfer of the funds smoothly into your reliable Bank account.If you are really sure of your integrity, trustworthy and confidentiality, and accept not to cheat or disappoint me after this business, reply with your telephone and fax numbers,first and last name,office and home address for further communication and papper work regarding the execution of this project, Upon receipt of the above mentioned informations,indicating your interest in the business,I will draft and send to you by fax or e-mail a letter of application which you will re-copy and send back to our Foreign Remittance Department in our Bank, for easy execution of the transaction. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this business is hitch free and dont have any negative implication .Please you should not entertain any fear as I have made all modalities for the smooth and easy transfer of this fund to your account. This transaction will be completed within 14 Bank working days immediately we start the project. Please observe utmost confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country immediately after the execution of the project. Waiting for your urgent response and please kindly delete if you are not interested. Regards, Mr.Tafsir Mbaye,