This email with the subject "Utmost cooperation!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 16 Mar 2010 15:29:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs Fatoumata Keita." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I MAKE THIS APPEAL WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT ANY FACTS OR OPINION EXPRESSED ARE GIVEN IN CONFIDENCE AND SOLELY FOR YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND USE.
It will be surprising for you to receive this proposal from me since you do not know me personally. However, I am sincerely seeking your confidence in this transaction,which I propose in utmost sincerity and as a woman of integrity.
First, you should understand that;
A) It is practically impossible for me to carry out this business alone.
B) You live in a foreign land far away from mine.
This should normally not be a requirement, but when you understand the transaction, then you will understand why it is important that you live far away from me.
C) The amount of money involved in this transaction is Eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand American dollars ($8,500,000.00) which is too much for a woman of modest means like myself to handle in my country.
I believe from my few points above, you can begin to get an idea why I need your participation.I am writing you in respect of a foreign customer who has a Domicillary account in my bank BSIC-The Gambia.
Mr Morris Thompson a great industrialist and a residence of Alaska died along with his wife and only daughter in a plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight number 261 which crashed on 31 January, 2000. You shall read more about the crash on visiting these links;
It is therefore upon this discovery that I decided to make this business proposal to you and for our bank to release the money to you. You have to follow the instruction which I will send to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent
disbursement since no one has come forth to lay claims and I don't want this money to go into our bank treasury as unclaimed bill.
The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after 5 years, it will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The money have stayed about 9 years and I am preparing documentation to prove that this money
has been transferred to the treasury.
The request of foreigner as next of kin in this transaction is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and it is uncommon for a native to stand next of kin to a foreigner as this could raise suspicion.
In appreciation of your assistance, I am offering you 30% of the total sum. 5% for contingencies (cost of transfer/other charges) likely to be incurred during the course of transaction, while the remaining 65% is for me.
Upon receipt of your reply via my private e-mail, I will send to you by fax or email, the text of the application which you will complete and forward to our bank asking for this money to be paid to you as the next of kin to Mr. Morris Thomson.
It is pertinent to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fear as all required and necessary information shall be divulged to you by me. Please feel free to request for further information or further explanations if required.
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME ON MY PRIVATE E-MAIL; firstname.lastname@example.org IMMEDIATELY YOU CONSIDER MY URGENT REQUEST.
Mrs Fatoumata Keita.
BSIC - Gambia Limited
52 Kairaba Avenue,