This email with the subject "READ AND GET BACK TO ME" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 15 May 2010 04:45:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was hassanmanu1 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr Hassan Manu
BILL AND EXCHANGE OFFICER,
BANK OF AFRICAN, (A D B)
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO.
HOW ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR FAMILY? HOPE FINE, PLEASE PAY ATTENTION AND UNDERSTAND MY REASON OF CONTACTING YOU TODAY THROUGH THIS EMAIL, I AM Mr Hassan Manu BILL AND EXCHANGE OFFICER IN BANK OF AFRICAN AND DURING THE AUDITING OF THE YEAR 2008, I DISCOVERED ANABOUNDED SUM OF $10.5M THAT BELONGS TO OUR LATE (MR. RICHARD BURSON FROM FLORIDA, UNITED STATE OF AMERICA) WHO DIED ALONG WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY IN JULY 2000 IN A PLANE CRASH
I DESPERATELY NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE TO SECURE AND MOVE THIS HUGE SUMS OF MONEY LEFT BEHIND BY MY LATE CLIENT TO THE TUNE OF $10.5M, (Ten Million, Five Hundred Thousand US dollars (US$10.5M) OUT FROM BANK TO YOUR OWN ACCOUNT, HE EXECUTED CONTRACT THROUGH DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND HOUSING HERE IN OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA-FASO AND THE MENTIONED MONEY ABOVE IS HIS MONEY LEFT IN OUR BANK BEFORE HIS DEATH.
I HAVE PERFECTED EVERYTHING FOR THE SMOOTHNESS OF THIS TRANSACTION, I WILL PAY YOU 40% OF THE TOTAL SUM FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED AND CAPABLE TO HANDLE THIS BUSINESS TRANSACTION, COME UP WITH THE INFORMATION'S SHOWED BELOW:-
1. YOUR FULL NAME:
2. YOUR CONTACT CELL PHONE NUMBER:
3. YOUR AGE:
4. YOUR SEX:
5. YOUR OCCUPATIONS:
6. YOUR COUNTRY AND CITY:
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ALL THESE INFORMATION'S IS SUBMITTED TO ME, I WILL IMMEDIATELY DRAFT AN APPLICATION FORM WITH ALL YOUR INFORMATION'S AND SEND BACK TO YOU, SO THAT YOU WILL PROCEED WITH THE TRANSACTION BY SENDING THE FORM TO BOA BANK FOR THE TRANSFERRING OF THIS FUND INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Mr Hassan Manu