A Scam Email with the Subject "I NEED YOUR URGENT REPLY CONFIDENTIAL PLEASE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 14 Apr 2011 14:24:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Dr Frank Saidu <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I knowthat this letter may come to you as a surprise, I gotyour contactaddress from the computerized search. My name is Dr Frank Saidu. Iam the Bill and Exchange (assistant) Manager of BANK OFAFRICA (B.O.A)Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
In my department I discovered an abandoned sum of ten million four hundred thousand United State of American dollars (10.4 MILLION USA DOLLARS) inan account that belongs to one of our foreign customer Mr Kurt Kuhle from Alexandra Egypt who died along with his family in Siberairlinethatcrashed into sea at Isreal on 4th October 2002.
SinceIgotinformation about his death I have been expecting his next ofkintocome over and claim his money because we can not releaseit unlesssomebody applies for it as the next of kin or relation tothe deceasedas indicated in our banking guidelines, but unfortunatelywe learntthat all his supposed next of kin or relation diedalongside with himin the plane crash leaving nobody behind for theclaim.
Itisthereforeupon this discovery that I decided to make this businessproposal to youand release the money to you as next of kin orrelation to the deceasedfor safety and subsequent disbursement sincenobody is coming for it andI don't want the money to go into thebanktreasury as unclaimed bill.
Amcontactingyoubecause our deceased customer is a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannotstand as a next of kin to foreigner customer.
Thebankingguidelinesstipulate that the fund should be transferred intothe banktreasuryafter 8years if nobody is coming for the claim.
Ihaveagreedthat 33% of this money will be for you as foreign partnerinrespect tothe provision of your account for the transfer, 2% willbeset aside forexpenses that might occurred during the business and65%would be forme, after which I shall visit your country fordisbursementaccording tothe percentagesindicated.
PleaseIwould like you to keep this transaction confidential and as a topsecretas you may wish to know that I am a bank official.
Dr Frank Saidu.