This email with the subject "DEAR FRIEND, CAN YOU ASSIST ME?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 15 Dec 2010 22:13:32 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Zango Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
|ATTN: DEAR FRIEND, CAN YOU ASSIST ME?|
Urgent and confidential with due honour and respect.
I am Mr. Zango Adams the manager auditing and accounts unit, foreign remittance dept. Bank of Africa (Boa) Burkina Faso. i decided to contact you for beneficial and a 100% risk free business transaction.
During our auditing and investigations in this bank my department came across the sum of Ten Million five hundred thousands, united states dollar (US$10.5 Million Dollars) only belonging to a deceased customer of this bank who died along with his next of kin in af4590 plane crash on 31st July 2000, holder of account n°boa/no.2637578-2341, before our discovery to this development, there was no trace of claim from any person as the fund remains dormant in his account with this bank.
Although i kept this information secret within my jurisdiction to enable us to put a claim and transfer the said amount through a trust worthy friend overseas whom we shall present to the bank as the bonafide next-of-kin to the deceased for a profitable and successful deal.
Meanwhile all the arrangement to put claims as the bonafide next-of-kin to the deceased, to get the required approval and transfer of this Fund to a foreign account has been put in place. The directives and the needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to this great business opportunity.
In fact, we could have done this deal alone but because we civil servants are not legally allowed to operate foreign account and it would eventually raise eyebrows on our side during the time of transfer because we are staff of the bank. these are
the actual reasons it requires a second fellow who will forward claims by our support as the bonafide next-of-kin with court affidavit to the bank and also present a foreign bank account where the money on his/her request will be retransferred into.
On conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 40% of the total sum while 60% will be for me and my colleagues here.Please you have been advised to keep it as top secret as we are 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, we then come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to the percentages previously indicated.
Indicate your interest and willingness to this great business opportunity before the year runs out.