A Scam Email with the Subject "DEAR FRIEND,I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 10 Mar 2010 01:44:32 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was drdav ma <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings From Dr David Maiga
I am Dr David Maiga the manager auditing and accounting department African Development Bank.(ADB) Ouagadougou Burkina-faso in West Africa.For your kind attention,I will be very glad if you do assist me to relocate this sum of ($26.5M US dollars) to your account for the benefit of our both families.I discovered unclaimed sum of $26.5m US dollars in our bank which belonged to one of our late foreign customer who died with his entire family in Kenya plane crash in July 2003.
This is a genuine business,only that I cannot operate it alone without using a Foreigner who will stand as a beneficiary to the fund.The request of a foreigner as next of kin and beneficiary of the fund is because the customer was not a Burkinabe and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner,that is why I decided to contact you in a good manner to assist me and also to share the benefit together with me.
The banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after seven years,the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund.You will be entitled to 40 % of this money as foreign partner,since you provide an account for the claim,5 % will be set aside for expenses incured during the business and 55 % will be for me.There after I will visit your country for disbursement and sharing of the fund accoding to the percentages indicated if agreed.
By indicating your interest all other necessary vital information will be send to you on how the business will be executed.Please keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it,if you are not interested.
Now my questions are:
1) Can you handle this project?
2) Can I give you this trust?
Please let us get this fund transfer into your account.I look forward to receive your reply as soon as you receive this email.
All the best to you from,
Dr David Maiga.