This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 08 Mar 2010 07:24:51 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was salifo ardana <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am MR SALIFO ARDANA from BURKINA FASO WEST AFRICA, working with BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A). I want to contact you for this business transaction which i believe that it will benefit both of us at the end. In my department the bank management discovered an abandoned sum of $15m US dollars ( fifteen million US Dollars) In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in the year 2006 on a motor accident.
Since the got information about his death, the management have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because they can not release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guide lines but unfortunately the learnt that he died along with his family on their traveling to near by country.
It's therefore upon this discovery that I now as an insider decided to make this business proposal to you and let's join together as partners and claim the money from my bank to your own account as YOU will be standing as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I donât want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill with the plans of the bank managements.
The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasuries account as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe can not stand as next of kin to a foreigner as the rules and regulation of my bank.
I decided to make it that 30 % of this money will be for you as my foreign partner,inrespect to the provision of a foreign account and assisting me as a partner while the rest of the money will be for any investment in your country as you will negociate as my foreign partner in your country on my arrival, i will also to inform you that we are going to do some little expenses on this transaction during the processing of this fund to you by my bank as the next of kin which you are going to stand on this claim.
And when the fund is transfer to your account first of all we have to deduct the expenses we made from our pocket during the processing by my bank before shearing the fund according to the percentages I indicated here in my proposal .
Then after I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as the next of kin, you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin to the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where the money will be remitted when the processing will be over and approval of the fund to you as the next of kin . Upon receipt of your reply, I will send you by fax or email the text of the application.
I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and you should not fear as I have all the information related to the deceased customer also the fund deposited here in my bank . You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter. Trusting to hear from you .
MR SALIFO ARDANA
B.O.A (BANK OF AFRICA )