A Scam Email with the Subject "PLEASE READ AND REPLY VERY URGENTLY.( +226 7582 5096 )" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 15 May 2010 02:03:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was iqbar manhour <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
PLEASE READ AND REPLY VERY URGENTLY.( +226 7582 5096 )
FROM THE DESK OF MR.IQBAR MONHOUR
CREDIT TRANSFER DEPARTMENT,
BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO.
FROM MR.IQBAR MONHOUR FROM CREDIT TRANSFER DEPARTMENT
In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $ 10.5 m US dollars (Ten Million five hundred thousand US dollars). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in a concord plane crash in the year 2000 in Paris that almost took the whole life of the passengerâs on board.
Since we got information about his death in my bank we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.
It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you 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 acoount as unclaimed Bill.
The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after ten years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury 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 cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
We agree that 40 % of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10 % will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 50 % would be for me .
Thereafter I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin of the deceased indicating your private telephoneand your full detail information such as full adress and your age and international passport or id for easy and effective communication and location where in the money will be remitted.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by email the text of the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the claim. and you must keep everthing top secret till the fund hit into your account
You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter with this Telephone no for more discussion ( +226 7582 5096 ) Trusting to hear from you immediately. with this information
1.Full Name ....................
2. Telephone .......................
4. Age ......................
5. Your passport...................