This email with the subject "With my position" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 07 Aug 2006 03:52:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "GEORGE NORBERT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
GREETINGS FROM MR.GEORGE NORBERT AUDITOR GENERAL OF BICICI BANQUE ABIDJAN,COTE D'IVOIRE. EMAIL: email@example.com Attn: Sir/Madam, YOUR URGENT REPLY IS NEEDED In order to transfer out (USD 25 MILLION) United States Dollars. I have the courage to ask for your assistance to handle this important and confidential business believing that you will never let me down either now or in future. I am MR.GEORGE NORBERT. The AUDITOR GENERAL in this bank in ABIDJAN. There is some fund left in this bank since 1999 and nobody has claimed it. After going through some old files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this money is: MR Raymond Beck: a foreigner, and a business man by profession and he died since 1999. No other person knows about this money or any thing concerning it. The owner has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that his company does not know anything about this money and the amount involved is (USD$25M) Twenty FIVE million United States Dollars. I want us to claim and transfer the [USD25M]Twenty five million United States Dollars from this account into a safe foreigners account abroad , but I don't know any foreigner, I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money cannot be approved to a local bank here, but can only be approved to any foreign account because the money is in us dollars and the former owner of the account is Mr. Raymond Beck is a foreigner too. I know that this message will come to you as a surprise as we don’t know our selves before, but be assured that it is real and a genuine business. You are the only person that I have contacted in this business, so please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take urgently. I would want us to conclude this transfer within few working days, In that regards kindly confirm to me your willing to receive this money into a foreign account or any account of your choice where the fund will be safe. I will fly to your country for withdrawal and sharing and other investments as soon as you receive our fund and confirm to me. I am contacting you because of the need to involve a foreigner with foreign account and foreign beneficiary. I need your full co-operation to make this work fine because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this account,which I will give to you upon your willingness immediately. If you are able and with capability to handle such amount in strict confidence and trust according to my instructions and advice for our mutual benefit because this opportunity will never come again in my life. I need truthful person in this business because I don't want to make mistake I need your strong assurance and trust. With my position now in the office I can transfer this money to any foreigner's reliable account after the procedures and the necessary banking Mode of transfer,which you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending my physical arrival in your country for sharing. I will destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any place. You can also come to discuss with me face to face here in ABIDJAN after which I will make this remittance in your presence and two of us will fly to your country so at least two days ahead of the money going into the account. I will apply for annual live to get visa immediately I hear from you that you are ready to act and receive this fund in your account. I will use my position and influence to effect legal approvals and onward transfer of this money to your account. I am ready to discuss your reward immediately i receive your response. Reply me urgently through my personal emailaddress Reply to Email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks and keep confidential until the success is achieved. Best regards MR.GEORGE NORBERT