Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Salihu Ahmed <>

This email with the subject "BANK OF AFRICA(BOA)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:31:57 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Salihu Ahmed <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend
                                                  (TOP SECRET)                   
I am Mr Salihu Ahmed the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of Bank Of Africa, 
(BOA) Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso in 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 
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 16th febuary 1998 in a plane crash and the fund 
has been dormant in his accountwith this Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either 
from his family or relation before our discovery to this development. 
Although personally, I keep this information secret within myself to enable the whole plans and 
idea be Profitable and successful during the time of execution. The said amount was U.S $9.2M (NINE 
million TWO hundred Thousand United States dollars).
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 
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 45% of the total sum as gratification,  while 55% 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 I 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
I look forward to receive your mail 
Yours faithfully,
Mr Salihu Ahmed