This email with the subject "I NEED YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 25 May 2010 17:15:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Kabiru Omar <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I NEED YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE
I am Mr Kabiru Omar. The bill and exchange manager at the African development bank (A.D.B), here in Burkina Faso. In my department I discovered an abandoned sum of $18,500,000.00 Million U.S. dollars (Eighteen million, five hundred thousand United States dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in a plane crash.
Since we got information about his death, 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 have now decided to make this business proposal to you so that the bank will release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased customer for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury 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 can not stand as next of kin to the deceased customer. I agree that 30% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account to receive this huge sum, while 10% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 60% would be for me. Thereafter, I and my family 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 customer indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where the money will be remitted. I will send to you by fax or email a text of the application which you shall fill and resend back to the bank.
I will also like to assure you that this transaction is 100% hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all arrangements has been made ready for the smooth transfer of the fund. You have to keep everything secret as to enable the transfer to move very smoothly into your account. Reply via email; email@example.com
Waiting to hear from you.
Mr Kabiru Omar