A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM/ Dr Idrissa Ahmed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 07 Jul 2011 06:42:50 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Dr Idrissa Ahmed <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
It will be a surprise for you to receive this mail, welcome this letter. I am (Dr. Idrissa Ahmed), The Director of the Accounts & Auditing Dept, At the Bank of Africa Burkina Faso Ouagadougou- West Africa.
With due respect I Have Decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be Benefit both of us. At the Bank's Last Accounts/Auditing Evaluations, my staffs Came Across an old account which was being maintained by a foreign client who we learnt was among the deceased passengers of an Airline Crash On 6th Nov 2002.
Since the deceased was unable to run this account since his Death. The Account has remained dormant without the knowledge of his family since it was put in a safe deposit account in the bank for future investment by The Client. Since his demise, nobody, not even the members of his family have applied for claims over this fund and it has been in the safe deposit Account until we discovered that it cannot be claimed since our client Foreign national and we are sure that he has no next of kin here to File Claims over the money. As the director of the dept, this discovery was brought to my office so as to decide what is to be done. With the few personnel in my Dept, we decided to seek ways through which to transfer this money out Of the Bank and out of the country too.
The total amount in the accounts is (US$7.5M) without positions as staffs of the bank, we are handicapped because we cannot operate foreign accounts and cannot lay bonfire claim over this money. While we were contemplating on what to Do, a Friend of mine who works with the chamber of commerce and industry recommended your personality to me advised I should ask you for Help to Transfer this money out of the country. The client is a foreign national And You will only be asked to act as his next of kin and I will supply you With All the necessary informationâs and bank data to assist you in being able to Transfer this money to any bank of your choice where this money could be transferred into.
I and my partners have decided to give away forty (40%) to you for Your Assistance, while (60%) is for us. We want to assure you that this transactionâs absolutely risk free since we work in this bank which is why you should Be Confident in the success of this transaction because you will be updated with information as at when desired.
I need your urgent response to enable us proceed further for the transaction.
Thanks and remain blessed.
Dr Idrissa Ahmed.