Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "umar kara" <>

This email with the subject "URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 27 Oct 2006 08:58:05 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "umar kara" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Greetings to your family,

This letter must come to you as a big surprise, but I believe it is only a day that people meet and become great friends/ business partners. I am Dr Umar Kara, currently Head of Corporate Affairs Department with a reputable bank here in Burkina Faso.

I write you this proposal in good faith, believing that I can trust you with the information I am about to reveal to you.

I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On June 5th,2000, a German engineer who Head the BMW Company here in Burkina Faso Mr.Christian Eich made a (Fixed deposit) for 60 calendar months, valued at 17,500,000(Seventeen Million Five hundred Thousand Pounds only) in my bank(BANK OF AFRICA)with its website, and I happen to be his account officer before I was moved to my present position recently.

The maturity date for this deposit contract was last 3rd of April 2005. Before this date, I have tried my possible best to locate a Next of Kin to late Mr. Eich, but all efforts prooved abortive, because all his family, including his Son In-Law and children died in the plane crash of Concorde Air France Flight AF4590 which took place on 31st July 2000, some months after he did the deposit in my bank.

You can read more stories about the plane crash by visiting this website,

With the recent change of Central Bank Government in my country and with their effortsto support the United Nations in checkmating terrorism aid in the Burkina Faso.

By end of January this year, the Federal Government and the Banking Government haspass a new Financial Control Law which will give the Government authority to interrogateall Foriegn account owners of above 5 million Pounds to explain the source of thefunds, making sure it is not for terrorism support.

If I do not move this money out of the country immediately, by October the Government will definitely confiscate the money, because my bank cannot provide the account owner to explain the source of the money since he is late.

I decided to utilize this life time opportunity, instead of Government confiscating them, but I cannot directly claim the money without the help of a foreigner and that is why I am contacting you for an assistance. As the Account Officer to late Mr. Eich, coupled with my present position and status in the bank, I have some vital informations that can help for the release of the funds to any foreigner that comes up as the Next of Kin to the account, with the correct information concerning the account, which I shall give you. I am having the secret Code for the account,which only the account owner of his Next of Kin can know.

I shall supply all necessary information we need for the claim and there is practically no risk involved, the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law.

If you accept to work with me, I want you to state how you wish us to share the funds in percentage, so that both parties will be satisfied. I shall explain to you in details how we shall handle the transaction once I receive your response.

Thanking you in advance and May God blesses you. Please, treat with utmost confidentiality.

I wait your urgent response.

Dr Umar Kara.

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