Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Mr Ibrahim Atiku <>

This email with the subject "RE:I HAVE A BUSINESS PROPOSAL FOR YOU." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:53:41 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mr Ibrahim Atiku <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear friend,

I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department Bank of African (BOA). I got your address in Burkina faso chamber of commerce through yahoo details.In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $ 30 ,000,000 US dollars(Thirty MillonUS dollars).In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in a plane crash in the year 2003 in kenya that almost took the whole life of the passengers onboard.Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongsidewith him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery in my department i decided to make this businness proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and i don;t want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill.The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.i agree that 45% of this money will be for you as foreignpartner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 5% will beset aside for expenses incured during the business and 50% would be for;me to the percentages indicated.Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where in the moneywill be remitted.Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter. Trusting to hear from you immediately.
Mr Ibrahim Atiku

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