A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 18 May 2011 06:27:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was thompson yadraogo <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings to you and your family i am the manager of bill and exchange in bank, i have a business of 5.5 Million Euro to be transfer to your account for investment in your country if you are ready to assit me get back to me i will give you full details on how the money will be transfer to you.
You must assure me that everything will be handled confidentially because we are not going to suffer again in life. It has been 10 years now that most of the greedy Politicians used our bank to Launder money overseas through the help of their Political advisers.
Most of the funds which they transferred out of the shores of Africa was gold and oil money that was supposed to have been used to develop the continent. Their Political advisers always inflated the amounts before transfer to foreign accounts so I also used the opportunity to divert part of the funds hence I am aware that there is no of ficial trace of how much was transferred as all the accounts used for such transfers were being closed after transfer.
I acted as the Account Officer to most of the politicians and when I discovered that they were using me to succeed in their greedy act,I also cleaned some of their banking records from the Bank files and no one cared to ask me because the money was too much for them to control.
They laundered over (90 Million Euro) during the process .As I amsending this message to you, I was able to divert Five Million Five Hundred Thousand Euro (â5.5M) to an escrow account belonging to no one in the bank.
The bank is anxious now to know who is the beneficiary to the funds because they have made a lot of profits with the funds. It is more than Eight years now and most of the politicians are no longer using our bank to transfer funds overseas. The (5.5 Million Euro) has been lying waste but I don't want to retire from the bank without transferring the funds to a foreign account to enable me share the proceeds with the receiver.
The money will be shared 60% for me and 40% for you .There is no one coming to ask you about the funds because I secured everything.