A Scam Email with the Subject "With Due Respect," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 07 Dec 2010 06:16:18 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
With Due Respect,
FROM MR Ahmed Sambo.
BILL AND EXCHAGE MANAGER.
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT
BANK OF AFRICA ( BOA)
Compliments of the season, I am writing to seek your cooperation over this business proposal. First I must solicit your confidence in this transaction; this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day.
I have decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction,
Let me start by introducing myself properly to you. I am MR. Ahmed Sambo a manager with the Bank Of Africa (BOA), Ouagadougou Burkina Faso, Africa.
I came to know you in my private search for a Reliable and Reputable Person to handle this Confidential Transaction, which involves the transfer of huge sum of Money to a Foreign Account requiring Maximum Confidence. In my department, We discovered an abandoned sum of $15million USD(FIFTEEN MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS.)Only, in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family in a plane crash , the bank now expects a next of kin as beneficiary. Valuable efforts are being made by the Bank to get in touch with any of the deceased remaining family or relatives but all to no success. the deceased is a citizen of Germany. He is a known Philanthropist in, West Africa and the whole African continent Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because it cannot be released unless somebody
Applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately 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 now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you via your foreign bank account as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and It is because of the perceived possibility of not being able to locate any of his next of kin (He died with his entire family members) The Banking law and guidelines here stipulated that if such
money remained unclaimed after ten years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund The request for your assistance and maximum co-operation as a foreign citizen to stand as the next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the deceased customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
The sharing of the fund is thus. 40% for you the account owner, 60% for I and my trusted colleagues.
If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not make undue advantage of the trust we have bestowed in you.
NOTE, you should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter,
Trusting to hear from you.
Mr. Ahmed Sambo