Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "URGENT AND CONFIDENCIAL." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 19 Mar 2008 14:24:03 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.


Dear Friend,
I am the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of Africa
Development Bank ,(ADB) Ouagadougou Burkina-faso West Africa. with due
respect 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 October 31st 1999 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.
The said amount was U.S $20M (Twenty million United States dollars).
As it may interest you to know, I got your impressive information through
the Burkina-faso chamber of commerce on foreign business relations here
in Ouagadougou Burkina- faso. Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to
put claim over this fund as the bonafide 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 as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of
oath to the Bank and also present a foreign account where he will need
the money to be re-transferred into on his request as it may be after
due verification and clarification by the correspondent branch of the
bank where the whole money will be remitted from to your own designation
bank account. 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 30% of the total sum as gratification, while 5% will be
set aside to take care of expenses that may arise during the time of
transfer and also telephone bills, while 65% will be for me. Please,
you have been adviced to keep "top secret" as I am still in service
and intend to retire from service after we 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 sent to you when I hear from you. Please do contact me through my
alternative mail account;dr_ I look forward
to receive your email or call as the urgency implies.