This email with the subject "DEAR FRIEND." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 21 Nov 2011 22:32:34 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Babu Ali <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello Dearest One,
I hope that after you read this message, you would be able to assist me finish this business, Let me begin by introducing myself With due respect to your person and much sincerity of purpose I make this contact with you today been 22/11/2011 as I believe that you can be of great assistance to me, my name is Babu Ali, I am 21 years old son of the late Major Gen. Jerry Ali, my dead father was the chief of admin and finance Sierra leone Army,headquaters from 1993 to 1998, my father just died one months ago. and I am actually alone because i had earlier lost my mother when i was 18years old.
I do not know whether this is your correct email address or not because I only used your name initials to search for your contact as i saw in my father file before i came to burkina faso,In case you are not the person I am supposed to contact, please see this as a confidential message and do not reveal it to another person but if you are not the intended receiver, do let me know whether you can be of assistance regarding my proposal below because it is urgent.
I have no brother or sister so i am actiually the only child of my dead parents. ( I am an orhange) so two days before my father died, he called me and handed me over a certificate of deposite which he deposited a trunk box containing 5 million united state dollars,
But my father actually told me how almost all serving military officers and government officials used this way of taking money outside Sierra leone, My father also gave me the name and address of the security company in burkina faso were he deposited the funds in a safe security company, he gave me all the informations as the next of kin to receive the consignment containing the funds from the security here, The security company does not know the real contents of the box as my father told me because he deposited the funds as family treasure for security reason, well i will send to you the deposited certificate and you will go through it and then i will give you they contact and you contact them to ship the trunk box containing the funds to you as my next of kin,
because due to my age i will not be able to handle this project so that i will not loose this inheritance funds, Right now, i am really in a fix as i have no where to stay, i am sleeping arround the church premisess, i arrived to burkina faso yesterday and i think to contact you for assistance, and as i am talking to you now,i will appreciate if you can give me an urgent assistance to achieve my dreams, i will be under you in your country, you will invest my money and i will move on with my education, please help me
In the consignment, i have Dollar 5 million usd, and i will like to invest and complete my education in your country, so i would need you to help me as a foreigner so that this money could be moved outside here in burkina faso and lodged in a bank in your country, also,
I am just a 21yrs old boy who has little or no knowledge about money or even investment, so you would act as my businss partner and advicer. Due to my age, (I dont want to fall into wrong hands),so i plead that you help me, even if it will take you to come here please come and see what i am saying, Please i hope you would not want to cheat me due to my age because i am going to come to your country to begin another life.
please you are free to ask me questions because i am writing you in a public computer here in burkina faso and i have no were to stay, all documents is with me and i am ready to send you if you request it, i have the information of the security company, you will contact them and negotiate with them on how they can send the box to you, i have the box pin code,
I thank you for your interest and waiting to hear from you urgently, you can talk with me with this number +226 75874689