A Scam Email with the Subject "CONFIDENTIAL...." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 17 Feb 2010 10:09:11 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr.HASSAN OUEDRAOGO" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. I am Mr.Hassan Ouedraogo "THE CHIEF AUDITOR IN CHARGE OF THE FOREIGN REMITTANCE UNIT” here in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. I hope that you will not expose or betray this trust that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families.
I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of (us$5.3m) Five Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars to your account within 14 banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our bank without claim..I want the bank to release / transfer the money to your account over there as the nearest person to the deceased customer, the owner (the deceased customer) of the account died along with his supposed next of kin in an air crash since 2003.
I don't want the money to go into our bank treasury as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why I contacted you so that the bank can release / transfer the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer.
Please i would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested. Upon receipt of your reply, i will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 45% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me and 55% will be for me.