A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 03 Sep 2011 06:49:43 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
With due respect to your person and much sincerity of purpose I make this contact with you as I believe that you can be of great assistance to me. My name is Dr David Adams from Burkina Faso in West Africa. Presently I work in the Bank as the manager in charge of auditing and accounting section,
I am about to retire from active Bank service to start a new life but I am sceptical to reveal this particular secret to a stranger. 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 African 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 were 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 official trace of how much was transferred as all the accounts used for such transfers were being closed after transfer,
I acted as the Bank 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 ($15b) Dollars during the process .As I am sending this message to you, I was able to divert more than Fifty Million ($50m) to an escrow account belonging to no one in the bank.
The banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after end this 2011. The money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. I don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund.
The $50 Million Dollars has been laying 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. I only want you to assist me by providing a bank account where the funds can be transferred; you are not to face any difficulties or legal implications as I am going to handle the transfer personally. If you are capable of receiving the funds, do let me know immediately to enable me give you a detailed information on what to do.
Send me your current contact address and Telephone Numbers. I shall intimate you on what to do when I get your confirmation and acceptance. If you are capable of being my trusted associate, do declare your consent to me. Waiting for your urgent response,
Dr David Adams