A Scam Email with the Subject "ATTENTION.........." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 23 Dec 2010 01:04:53 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Aziz Garuba <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am the manager in file and computer department of BANK OF AFRICA I got your contact through international business inquiry as i was desperately searching for a honest foreigner who will help me receive this abandoned money in his account.
In my department i discovered a file of unclaimed fund of $12.250m US dollars (TWELVE MILLION TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND US DOLLARS). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in plane crash 2003.
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 now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I donât want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill.
The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after ten years, the money will be transfer 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 cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
I agree that 30% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 60% would be for me. There after I 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 indicating your full name, your bank name, your bank account number, your age, your occupation, your country for easy and effective communication and location where in the money will be remitted.I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer. Once more, i assure you that nobody will ask of this fund after the fund has successfully been transferred to your account and i will not forget to tell you that every information regarding to the deceased customer including the information backing his account are all intact with me, so you should be rest assured that i have done my home work very well before contacting you.
You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter.
Trusting to hear from you immediately.