This email with the subject "RE-TRANSFER OF 44.5MUSD." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 21 Jun 2010 08:21:52 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was joseph coulibaly <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am the MANAGER OF AUDIT & ACCOUNTANCY DEPARTMENT of our bank and I decided to contact you over this financial transaction worth the sum of $44.5M (Forty Four Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) I want you to assist in receiving this money which I discovered in an abandoned account that belongs to Late Mr. Morris Thompson, who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261, which crashed on January 31, 2000, read more about Late Mr. Morris Thompson on the website below for information:
I was very fortune to come across the deceased file when I was arranging the old and abandoned customer files of 2006-2007 in other to submit to the bank managements accordingly for documentation purposes. Besides, it is not authorized by the law guiding our bank for a citizen of BURKINA FASO to make the claim of the fund. So the request of you as a foreigner is necessary to apply for the claim and transfer of the fund smoothly into your reliable bank account as the NEXT OF KIN to the deceased.
You will be standing as the next of kin to deceased man (Mr. Morris Thompson from United state) standing as associate partner to him with the little documents I will provide for this, you don't have to be afraid of anything as regards to this transaction. Without wasting time, I would like to re-assure you once again that all arrangements regarding the smooth transfer of this inheritance fund into your nominated bank account has been made. Be informed that nobody is coming for claim since his death as all his supposed next of kin died along with him in the plane crash and heart attack.
I will provide you with available document at my reach when demanded by the bank. I know very well that you might be weary of the fact that you are not in any way related to the deceased man but according to the laws of inheritance in Burkina Faso, one must not be a relative to the deceased in order to be able to apply for inheritance, having taken note of this laws I have decided to present you to my bank as a business associate to Mr. Morris Thompson which you know that somebody's business associate can come from any part of the world so it doesn't matter your nationality.
I have agreed that 40% of the total fund will be for you as a foreign partner while 50% will be for me and 5% will be for any expenses incurred during the transaction process, then 5% for charity organization (motherless baby home) in Burkina Faso. If you are willing to help me or rather participate, kindly comply immediately you receive this email and I will give you more details.
Mr. Coulibaly Joseph.
Bank of Africa (BOA)