This email with the subject "I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 31 May 2011 10:45:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Benard <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MR BENARD KARAMBIRI.
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT.
AFRICA DEVELOPMENT BANK (A.D.B)
Dear friend this is real
I am Mr Benard Karambiri the manager auditing and accounting department in African Development Bank.(ADB) Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso in West Africa.I discovered unclaimed sum of $10.5m us dollars in our bank which belonged to one of our late foreign customer who died with his entire family in Kenya plane crash on 21 July 2003.I discovered this while cross-checking the files of foreigners in my department.
Since I discovered the unclaimed fund and about his death,I have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his fund because our bank cannot release the fund unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.Unfortunately I learnt that all his supposed next of kin died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you.The request of a foreigner as next of kin and beneficiary of the fund is because the foreigner will stand as next of kin to the deceased since nobody is coming for the fund.
This is a genuine business,only that I cannot operate it alone without using a Foreigner who will stand as a beneficiary to the fund,that is why I decided to contact you in a good manner to assist me and also to share the benefit together with me.The banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after eight years,the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund.You will be entitled to 45% of this money as foreign partner,since you provide an account for the claim,5 % will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 50% will be for me.There after I will visit your country for disbursement and sharing of the fund according to the percentages indicated.
I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank until you confirm the money in your bank account and ask me to come down to your country.Please keep this proposal as a top secret as I still in service in the bank and intended to retire immediately the fund is transterred into your bank account.By indicating your interest all other necessary vital information will be send to you on how the business will be executed.
Now my questions are:
1) Can you handle this project?
2) Can I give you this trust?
Please let us get this fund transfer into your account.I look forward to receive your reply as soon as you receive this email.
All the best to you from,
Mr Benard Karambiri.