The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

From:  Alihu Umar <>
Date:  Tue, 01 Feb 2011 08:14:17 -0800

A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 01 Feb 2011 08:14:17 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Alihu Umar <>, although it may have been spoofed.

WEST AFRICA.                                      
Dear Friend,
I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. I AM A SECRETARY OF FOREIGN REMITTANCE 
DIRECTOR BOA BANK HERE IN OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO. I Hope that you will not expose or betray this 
trust and confident that i am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families. 
I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($7.6)million to your account within 14 
banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim. I want the bank to 
release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer, the owner of the account 
died along with his supposed next of kin in an air crash since July 31st 2000.
I don't want the money to go into our Bank treasurer as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason 
why i contacted you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin to the 
deceased customer. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if 
you are not interested. 
Upon receipt of your reply to, i will give you full details on how the business will be executed 
and also note that you will have 40% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this 
business with me.
Best Regard.