This email with the subject "CONFIDENTIAL........." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 30 Apr 2011 04:58:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Ibrahim Aboubakar" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From the desk of Mr. Ibrahim Aboubakar,
The senior auditor in charge of foreign remittance unit,
Bank of Africa (boa).
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
I presumed that all is well with you and your family. Please let this
not be a surprised message to you because i got your contact
information from the international directory few weeks ago before i decided to contact you on this magnitude and lucrative transaction for our present and future survival in life. Moreover, I have laid all the solemn trust in you before i decided to disclose this successful and confidential transaction to you.
I am the senior auditor in charge of foreign remittance unit of our
bank and i decided to contact you for this financial transaction worth eight million three hundred thousand us dollars (8.3m) for our present and future success. this is an abandoned funds that belongs to one of our bank foreign customer who died along with his entire family through plane crash few years ago.
Meanwhile, I was very fortunate to come across the deceased file when i was arranging the old and abandoned customers file in other to sign and submit to the entire bank management for an official re-documentation and audit of the year against 2010.
be informed clearly that it was stated in our foreign banking rules and regulations which was signed lawfully that if such fund remains unclaimed till the period of ten years started from the date the beneficiary died, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. However, it is not authorizes by the rules guiding our bank for a citizen of Burkina Faso to make the claim of the fund unless you are a foreigner no matter the country.
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. when the fund is transferred into your account 40% will be for you in respect of all your assistance for the transfer of the fund into your account and provision of the bank account where the bank will remit the fund, 55% will be for me being the pioneer of the business while the rest 5% will be shared to respectable organizations such as charity and the destitute homes around us in the world.
If you are really sure of your trustworthiness, accountability and
confidentiality on this transaction contact me and accept not to
change your mind to cheat or disappoint me when the funds are
transferred into your account. I guarantee that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate banking arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. So, reply for the assurance with your telephone and fax numbers to facilitate easy communication. As soon as you reply, i will let you know the next step and procedure to follow in order to finalize this transaction
i expect your urgent communication.