This email with the subject "Just for you read carefully and call me +22675723270" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:51:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Auditing and Account manager,
African Development Bank,
I am Mr.Hakim Ahmed, the director in-charge of auditing and accounting section of African Development Bank,Burkina Faso, and also a special account officer of Mr. Rakesh Gupta, of India. He was a seasoned contractor with Diamond Cement (Burkina) SA, who unfortunately died in a plane crash of Union Transport Africaines Flight Boeing 727 in LONDON UNITED KINGDOM on 25th December, 2003. Before his death on the 25th December 2003, Mr. Gupta has a fixed deposit account with the bank and no other person know about this account or have any information relating to this account. The account has no beneficiary nor next of kin other than him, My investigation revealed that his supposed next of kin died along with him in the crash. Since then, I have made several enquiries to locate any of his extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you. I'm contacting you to assist in remittance of a dormant fund as the next of kin left behind by Mr. Gupta so as not to allow the bank confiscate or declare the fund unserviceable in the account according to Burkina Faso financial law on unclaimed bills which the government usually map out for the purchase of ammunitions which are the major course of conflicts around world. Consequently, I'm seeking your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased customer so that the outstanding fixed deposit(US$9.1M) will be remitted into any designated account of yours to be shared by both of us in the ratio of 60% to me and 40% for you.I have all necessary legal documents to back up this claim. All that is required of you is absolute honesty, total commitment, co-operation & absolute confidentiality.
Be rest-assured that this transaction will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect both parties from any breach of the law and it is 100% risk free and attracts no authorities and every information you will require as the next of kin will be forwarded to you after your final acceptance to help me champion this deal. If this proposal is acceptable to you, kindly email your following information to me.
1) YOUR FULL NAME..................................
2) YOUR FULL ADDRESS...............................
3)YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER AND FAX NUMBER.............
4) YOUR AGE........................................
5) YOUR PLACE OF WORK. ............................
Thank you for your co-operation until I read from you.