This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:12:59 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Samuele.Musa" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Bill and Exchange Manager
Bank of Africa (BOA)
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
I am Mr. Samuele Musa the Manager in charge of Bill & Exchange section of Bank of Africa, (B-O-A) Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso in West Africa with due respects and regard. I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction.
During our investigation and auditing in this bank, my department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased person who died on 6th December 2003 in a plane crash and the fund has been dormant in his account with this Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this development.
I personally keep the information within myself to enable the whole plans and ideas be Profitable and successful during the time of clearance from the bank custody.
The said amount was $15million dollars (Fifteen Million United State Dollars) You can see the below web site for your clarifications of the incident leading to Paul Louis Halley death:
Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the bona fide next of kin to the deceased, get the required approval and transfer this money to a foreign account has been put in place and directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit your self to this great business opportunity. In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant (A Banker), we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank.
This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims, and I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 40% of the total sum as gratification, while 60% will be for me. Please, you have been advised to keep this transaction "secret" as I am still in service and intend to retire from service after I conclude this deal with you.
I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank until you confirm the money in your account and ask me to come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and further investment, either in your country or any country you advice us to invest in. All other necessary vital information will be send to you when I hear from you soon.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application form. 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 mail indicating your interest to assist.
Trusting to hear from you immediately
Mr. Samuele Musa.