This email with the subject "dear beloved" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:20:29 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was mr traore edouard <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
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First, I must solicit your confidence in this letter, but please, do accept my apologies if my mail does not meet your personal ethics, I want to introduce myself and this business opportunity to you. I am Mr.Edouard Traore, the Auditor General of a bank in Burkina Faso, during the course of our auditing, I discovered a floating fund ($11,300,000.00USD) Eleven million three hundred United States of American dollars only) in an account opened in the bank for years and nobody is operated on this account again, after going through some old files in the records I discovered that the owner of the account died without a [heir] hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing.
So, I want to ask you to provide an account or quietly look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable and fit to provide either an existing bank account or to set up a new Bank account immediately to receive this money, even an empty bank account can serve to receive this money, as long as you or the person will remain honest to me till the end of this important business trusting in you and believing in God that you will never let me down either now or in future. I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local person here, without valid international foreign passport, but it can only be approved to a foreigner with valid international passport or drivers license and foreign bank account because the money is in US DOLLARS and the former owner of the account is a foreigner too, as the money can only be approved into a foreign bank account. Further, i would like us to sign a binding agreement, to bind us together as partners. Also I want you to know that am revealing this business to you with believe in God that you will never betray me, you are the first and the only person that I am contacting for this project, so please reply urgently so that I will inform you on the next step to take urgently and also your private telephone and fax numbers if possible for easy communication.
I would even want us to meet face to face if possible to build confidence and trust and to sign a binding agreement that will bind us together before transferring the money to any account of your choice where the fund will be safe before i fly to your country for withdrawal, sharing and investments. Please, I need your full co-operation to make this work fine because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this account, which I will give to you upon your positive response and once I am convinced that you are capable and will meet up with instructions. And to build confidence, you can come immediately to discuss with me face to face after which I will make this remittance in your presence and two of us will fly back to your country at least two days ahead of the money going into your bank account. I will apply for annual leave to get visa immediately I hear from you that you are ready to act and receive this fund in your bank account.
I will use my position and influence to obtain all legal approvals for onward transfer of this money to your bank account with appropriate clearance from the relevant ministries and foreign exchange departments. At the end of this business, you will be given 40% of the total amount, 60% will be for me and my family. I will be looking forward to your earliest reply. And call me immediately on phone.
Regards and God Blessed.
Yours Brother Mr.Edouard Traore