Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Mr Mallam Tanko <>

This email with the subject "TREAT AS URGENT." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 13 Apr 2008 07:01:21 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mr Mallam Tanko <>, although it may have been spoofed.

I am MR MALLAM TANKO,the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of Africa Development Bank(A.D.B)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 transaction.
From my Department in the bank, I discovered an abandoned sum of TEN MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($10 Million) that belongs to one of our customer who died along with his entire famillies,on 25TH JULY,2000 CONCORDE PLANE CRASH[Flight AF4590 ] with the whole passengers aboard.The name of the deceased man was (MR. ANDREAS SCHRANNER from Munich,Germany). 
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 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 $10 Million United States Dollars will be remitted from to your own designation bank account.
I dont want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill,Besides our Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after 10 years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
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 10% will be set aside to take care of expenses that may arise during the time of transfer and also telephone bills,while 60% 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 i will 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 and i look forward to receive your responce to my personal email address:, for more discussion.
Yours faithfully, 
Mr,Mallam Tanko.


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