A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT REPLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 07 Aug 2007 10:04:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was gerald zongo <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF DR. GERALD ZONGOTHE MANAGER OF AUDIT AND ACCOUNTING DEPT,
BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)
I MAKE THIS APPEAL WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT ANY FACTS OR OPINION
EXPRESSED BY ME ARE GIVING IN CONFIDENCE AND SOLELY FOR YOUR PERSONAL
INFORMATION AND USE.
I am DR. GERALD ZONGO the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign
remittance department of my Bank. In my department I discovered an abandoned
sum of US$12.5M,(Twelve Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) with
account number 14-2558-5976 that belongs to one of our foreign customers who
died along with his wife and only daughter in a plane crash of Alaska
Airlines Flight number 261 which crashed on 31 January, 2000. You can read
more about the crash on visiting this site
The owner of this account is Mr. Morris Thompson an American and great
industrialist and a resident of Alaska. It is therefore upon this discovery
that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and for our bank
to release the money to you. You have to follow the instruction which I will
send 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 our bank treasury as unclaimed bill.
The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that if such money remained
unclaimed after four years, the money will be transfered into the bank
treasury as unclaimed fund. The money has now stayed more than four years
and I am preparing documentaion to prove that this money has been transfered
to our bank treasury. It will be between me and you only that will know
that the money is not transfered into our treasure.
The request of foreigner as next of kin in this transaction is occasioned by
the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabé cannot stand as
next of kin to a foreigner.In appreciation of your assistance, I am offering
you 30% of the total sum. 5% for contingencies (cost of transfer/other
charges) likely to be incurred during the course of transaction, while the
remaining 65% is for me.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of
the application which you will complete and forward to our bank asking for
this money to be paid to you as the next of kin to Mr. Morris Thomson. I
will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch-free
and that you should not entertain any fear as all required arrangements have
been made for the transfer. You should contact me immediately as soon as you
receive this mail through the above email.
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY YOU CONSIDER MY URGENT
DR. GERALD ZONGO