This email with the subject "I await your urgent reply." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 14 May 2010 11:02:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Ben Bhaki <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is Mr Ben Bhaki, the Foreign Remittance Dept Director of a formidable bank here in Ouagadougou , Burkina Faso (Societe Generale Bank Limited), i have a business worth of 5.5 Million dollars
to be transfer to your account for our mutual benefits.
I need your total and 100% cooperation and assistance to realise this task..
Further details about the fund, its source and how to transfer this fund into your receiving bank account shall be made known to you immediately I have your positive response.
You must assure me that everything will be handled confidentially as I am assuring you that we will never suffer in again in life if we can join hands to realise this deal.
It has been over 10 years now that most of the greedy African Leaders are using our bank to
launder money into their various overseas counterparts through the help of their Political
advisers. Most of the funds which they transferred out of the shores of Africa were realized from selling of gold crude oil and other mineral resources, these are the funds meant for the development of our dear continent Africa being taken away by their greedy and selfish ambition.
Their Political advisers always inflated the amounts before transfer into foreign accounts so I also used the opportunity to divert part of the funds hence I am aware that there is no official trace of how much was transferred as all the accounts used for such transfers were being closed after transfer.
I as their Account Officer to most of those politicians and the new Foreign Remittance Dept Director of the bank, when I discovered that they were using me to succeed in their
greedy invents, I also cleaned some of their banking records from the Bank files and no one cared to ask me because the money was too much for them to control.
They laundered over $90 Million Dollars during the process. As I am sending you this message, I have the ability to divert Five Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($5.5M) to an escrow account belonging to no one in the bank. The bank is anxious now to know who is the beneficiary to the funds because they have made a lot of profits with
the funds. It is more than Five years now and most of the politicians are no longer using our bank to transfer funds overseas. The $5.5Million Dollars has been lying fallow and I don't want to retire from the bank without transferring the funds to a foreign account to enable me share the proceeds with the receiver. The money will be shared 60% for me and 40% for you. There is no one coming to ask you any question whatsoever about the funds because I secured everything..
Further details shall be mailed to you if only you show any sign of seriousness.
Mr. Ben Bhaki.