This email with the subject "Urgent reply needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 03 Jun 2010 20:50:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr Al Dedear <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello friend, Thank you so much as you read this mail with forbearance, also i want you to do away with every negative thought following the content. I'm Mr Al James Dedear, a citizen of Burkina Faso,west Africa. This business that I'm talking about is a business worth of Ten million, Five hundred thousand united states dollars (Usd 10.5 million) THIS IS HOW THIS MONEY WAS TRANSFERRED DOWN TO MY COUNTRY TO THE BANK OF AFRICA. I was in USA for over 15 years.I really thank God for giving me the opportunity to come across such huge amount of money. it's not easy, though i worked very hard for it. At last the money was deposited in the bank of Africa (Ouagadougou branch,Burkina Faso) some years back, for security reasons.The money was deposited with the name of my partner Mr Don Fred Bradford (an American) but it's unfortunate that Mr Bradford (my partner) has been battling with heart disease for some years now which finally succeeded in taking his life last year July. Now my problem is how to get this money out of my country so that i can make use of it,probably for trading and investments. In fact, that is why i contacted you,for you to assist, to provide a bank account number where this money will be transferred to, as the next of kin to my partner, after which you have your percentage,hence I'm the only person that knows about this deposited money and the exact information's. NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT THE CONDITIONS OF THIS BUSINESS. I don't know how much percentage you will take from me.But in my mind,i budgeted 30% for you out of the total money. I do not expect any expenses to come up following the transferring of this money, but should such thing arises along the way, together we are going to take care of it. if not for anything but for me to have trust in you,for me to know that you are capable of handling the transaction. Since the death of my partner Mr Bradford, i must confess that I've never slept with two eyes closed, always thinking of how to get this money transferred before it turns to bank's treasury, that is why when i saw your contact in my search, immediately i developed interest and confident that you are the right person that will make my dreams come true. Indeed, i would want the word TRUST to be the key word following this coming together of ours. More so, i want you to know that the procedures following this transaction will not suppose to exceed the period of 7 bank working days from the day the letter of claim is being submitteded to the bank. On receipt of your reply, i will send you a drafted letter of claim that you will fill and send to the bank as the next of kin to my partner. with the exact informations that i will give you, the bank will approve the money in your name,followed by the payment. Also i want you to know that this transaction is risk free,your duty is just to represent via emails and phone calls. In conclusion, we need to see each others photo's so that we can be able to explain ourselves which i believe it's very important, including your phone contact. Moreover, i never forgot to tell you the source of this deposited money,it's an oil deal from south American country which i and my partner was the mediator between the buyer and the seller.So after the business, we decided to deposit the money in Africa, as well right in my country, for security reasons. I will be waiting to hear from you, regards Mr Al James Dedear reply through this my alternative email address firstname.lastname@example.org