This email with the subject "From Mr Jean Thurmbo" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 05 Aug 2008 03:45:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "urgent" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings. My name is Jean Thurmbo. a Banker and accountant with Banque Atlantique Cote Ivoire. I am contacting you in regards to a business transfer of a large sum of money from a dormant account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. I am the personal accounts manager to customer Late Engr Frank Thompson who used to work with an oil servicing company here in Cote Ivoire. My client, his wife, and their only child were involved in the ill fated Kenya Airways crash in the coasts of Abidjan in January 2000 in which all passengers on board died. Since then I have made several inquiries to locate any of my clients extended relatives but has been unsuccessfu after several unsuccessful attempts. Of a particular interest is this huge deposit with our bank here in our country Cote Divoire,where the deceased has an account valued at about ($16 million US dollars). They have issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or our bank will declare the account unservisable and thereby send the funds to the bank treasury. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over last 6 years now, I will seek your consent to present you as the beneficiary so that the proceeds of this account valued at ($16million US dollars) can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through.I guarantee that this will be executed under all legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. In your reply mail, I want you to give me your full names, address, date of birth, telephone and fax numbers.If you can handle this with me. please reply me through this email for confidential reasons: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone:+225 09 64 45 94 Thanking you for your anticipated cooperation. Sincerely,