This email with the subject "Hello My Dear friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 04 May 2010 22:54:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Salo Helger <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
|Hello My Dear friend,|
How are you doing together with your entire family, I hope all is well? Please carefully read and understand my reason of contacting you through this email. I am Mr Salo Helger, the chief Auditor Bill and Exchange Foreign Remittance Unit ISLAMIC BANK OF AFRICA (BOA) Burkina Faso. West Africa.
I am contacting you because of an abandoned sum of $15 Million US Dollars that was deposited by a late customer of this bank called Mr. Rafik Bahaa Edine Hariri.
A very prominent man who was doing business transaction with our bank. He was a citizen of Lebanon. This bank unfortunately lost his life through assassinated on February 14, 2007 when explosives equivalent to around 300 kg of C4 were detonated as his motorcade drove past the Saint George Hotel in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
The bank has no knowledge about his death, Upon this discovery that i decided to make this business proposal to you since the banking laws and guidelines here stipulate that if such funds remain unclaimed here after 5 years, the money will be transferred into the Central Bank Treasury as unclaimed fund.
My stand to contact you now is that, a foreigner has the legal right to put claim to such deposit followed by your will, proof your claim with the bank. Therefore, I want you to apply as his business partner to assist me so that i will be directing you on every steps we are going to be taken to make sure that the bank management believe really that you are his business partner.
This transaction is going to be a successfull transaction because, a foreigner iscompulsorily needed to present himself or herself as the business partner to this deceased bank customer since the fund depositor was a foreigner, I therefore, desperately need your assistance to claim and receive this huge sum of money into your account after applying to our bank with my directive and the application i will send to you as his
business partner for the smooth processing of the fund to you.
For the assistance in this transaction as my partner, you will be entitled to 40% of the total fund in respect of the provision of your bank account and the assistance you are to render on the process. 55% would be for me as the originator and initiator of the transaction, and the rest 5% will be used to off-set any minor expenses which may arise during the process of transferring the fund into your account by our bank I and my entire family will leave here immediately for your country in order to share the profits and we also invest part of my own share over there, as soon as the fund is transferred into your account.
Please endeavour to keep this transaction very secret and highly confidential because i will lose my work here as bank staff, where the bank authority here finds out that you and I are collaborating in this "Special Deal".. Please also be rest-assured that this business is 100% risk-free, and all the information and data's you will need to make successful claim of this fund in the bank here are fully ready with me here.
Note Well: Please urgently confirm your willingness and interest to assist me by calling my private number immedaitely you have receive this mail for little discussion on how we are going to move ahead.
Mr Salo Helger
+226 78 22 77 95