A Scam Email with the Subject "Your partnership is needed please." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 02 Nov 2010 12:08:06 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. Usman Ibrahim" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
This mail might come to you as a surprise and the temptation to ignore it as unserious could come into your mind but please consider it a divine wish and accept it with a deep sense of humility.
I am Mr. Usman Ibrahim, the manager in charge of Auditing department of Bank of Africa (B.O.A)Ouagadougou Burkina Faso in West Africa, with due respect and Regard, I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction.
During our investigation and auditing in this Bank, my department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to one of our deceased customer who died on July 30th 2004 of a ghastly motor accident and the fund has been dormant in his account with thisbank without any claim of the fund in our Custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this development.
Although personally, I keep this information secret to enable the whole plans and idea be Profitable and successful during the time of execution, the said amount is Nine million three hundred thousand United States dollars(US$ 9.3m), as it may interest you to know, I got your impressive information on my search for a reliable partner, I contacted you to be my partner and person to be reliable and capable to champion a business of such magnitude without any problem.
Meanwhile all the arrangement to put claim over this fund as the next of kin to the deceased, get the required approval and transfer this money to a foreign account has been put in Place and directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist me and also benefit yourself to this great business opportunity,In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant and we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank.
This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of oath to the bank and also present a foreign account where he will need the money tobe re-transferred into on his request as it may be after due verification and clarification by the correspondent branch of the bank where the whole money will be remitted from to your own designation bank account.
I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free, on smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 30% of the total sum as gratification, while 5% will be setaside to take care of expenses that may arise during the time of transfer, while 65% will be for me, please you have been advised to keep "Top Secret" as I am still in service and intend to retire from service after we conclude this deal with you.
I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank Until you confirm the money in your account, and ask us to come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and further Investment, either in your country or any country you advice us to invest in and all other necessary vital information will be send to you when I hear from you.
Please contact my through my private E-mail address if you are willing and ready to assist my in this great project, this is because of privatcy and security reasons E-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
I suggest you get back to me As soon as possible and also include your personal phone/mobile and fax numbers for easy communication.
God bless you and your family.
Mr. Usman Ibrahim.
The manager in charge of
Auditing department of
Bank of Africa (B.O.A)