This email with the subject "DEAR FRIEND URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL ." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 26 Aug 2011 08:02:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was celestin <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello My Dear friend,
How are you doing together with your entire family, I hope all is well? Please carefully read and understand my reason of contacting you through this email. I am MR HILARY CELESTIN, working in the department of adducting & accounting section ISLAMIC BANK OF AFRICA (ISBOA) Burkina Faso West Africa.
I am contacting you because of an abandoned sum of $15 Million US Dollars that was deposited by a late customer of this bank called MR SALIFF KATTAN a very prominent man who was doing business transaction with our bank. He was a citizen of JORDANES. He died in the year 2006 on a motor accident on his way travelling to a nearby city called Bobo Dioulasso together with the wife and their two children .
The bank has no knowledge about his death, Upon this discovery that I decided to make this business proposal to you since the banking laws and guidelines here stipulate that if such fundsremain unclaimed here after 5 years, the money will be transferred into the
Central Bank Treasury as unclaimed fund.
My stand to contact you now is that, a foreigner has the legal right to put claim to such deposit followed by your will, proof your claim with the bank.Therefore, I want you to apply as his business partner to assist me so thatI will be directing you on every steps we are going to be taken to make sure that the bank management believe really that you are his business partner.
This transaction is going to be a successful transaction because, a foreigner Is
compulsorily needed to present himself or herself as the business partner to this deceased bank customer since the fund depositor was a foreigner, I therefore, desperately need your assistance to claim and receive this huge sum of money into your account after applying to our bank with my directive and the application I will send to you as his business partner for the smooth processing of the fund to you.
For the assistance in this transaction as my partner, you will be entitled to 40% of the total fund in respect of the provision of your bank account and the assistance you are to render on the process. 55% would be for me as the originator and initiator of the transaction, and the rest 5% will be used to off-set any minor expenses which may arise during the process of transferring the fund into your account by our bank I and my entire family will leave here immediately to your country in order to share the profits and we also invest part of my own share over there, as soon as the fund is transferred into your account.
Please Endeavour to keep this transaction very secret and highly confidential because I will lose my work here as bank staff, where the bank authority here finds out that you and I are collaborating in this "Special Deal".. Please also be rest-assured that this business is 100% risk-free, and all the information and data's you will need to make successful claim ofthis fund in the bank here are fully ready with me here.
Note Well: Please urgently confirm your willingness and interest to assist me by calling my private number immedaitely you have receive this mail for little discussion on how we are going to move ahead.
MR Hilary Celestin
Call me for more clarifications
+226 76 63 87 21