A Scam Email with the Subject "Please read carefully," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 24 Nov 2010 00:57:56 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. Idris Karom" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Please read carefully, This is secret and confidential.
I am the Manager of Audit and account dept of our bank, with due respect i decided to contact you over this business financial transaction worth the sum of FIFTEEN MILLION, TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ( 15.2Million usd ) in other to entrust this fund into your bank account.
This is an abandoned fund that belongs to the one of our bank customers who died along with his entire family on 25th July,2004 in a plane crash disaster. I was very fortune to meet the deceased file when i was arranging the old and abandoned customers files of 2004-2005 in other to submit to the bank managements accordingly for documentation purposes. Following our banking financial policy, it was obviously indicated and signed law fully that if such money remains unclaimed after five years without somebody been a foreigner apply and claim the fund as the next of kin , the money will be transferred into the Bank Treasury as an unclaimed fund.
So the request of you as a foreigner is necessarily needed for the claim because a citizen of Burkina Faso cannot come forward to claim the fund since the law does not permit an indigence to claim such fund Since the real beneficiary of the fund is died , the bank are expecting the next of kin to apply for the release of the fund for him or her without delay but unfortunately i learn through the investigations which I carried out that there is nobody behind who can come and claim the fund.
Therefore I want you to apply to the bank with your reliable bank account details where our bank will transfer the fund into and immediately the fund is transferred into your account ,i will share the fund according to the percentage indicated below.SIXTY PERCENT (60%) of the total fund will be for me.THIRTY PERCENT( 30%) for you in provision of the Bank account.FIVE PERCENT(5%) will be for unexpected expenses which may occur during the transfer.FIVE PERCENT(5%) will be preserved for helping the helpless people, like charity organization and motherless babies.
Thereafter you will help me to visit your country for sharing the money according to the percentage indicated above. And for the immediate transfer of this fund into your bank account as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as the only existing next of kin to the deceased customer and after approval which will take place immediately as you applied, the transfer of the fund into your nominated bank account will proceed. Please note that you should keep this business secret until you confirm the transfer into the bank account which you will provide. And there is NO RISK in this business if you can follow my instructions because am still working with the bank.
The bank will forward to you all necessary documents related to the transfer and which will prove that you make a legal claim of inheritance.
It is true that i pray to ALLAH before i was pushed forward to contact you for this business but i want you to assure me solemnly that you are a trsutwothy,reliable,honest and capable to avoid cheating me in this business.If you are really sure of your integerity, Reply immediatelly you receive this mail for more detailed information on how the process to transfer the fund into your account will be.
Mr Idris Karom