This email with the subject "VERY VERY URGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 06 Jul 2014 05:44:25 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Yahya Aalmuflahi <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Good-Times! I am writing this mail to you with due respect, trust and humanity, I appeal to you to exercise a little patience and read through my letter, which I feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business. I have a business of USD$17, 000, 000.00 (Seventeen Million United States Dollars Only) to be transfer to your account for investment in your country. You must assure me that everything will be handled confidentially, because we are not going to suffer again in life. It has been 10 years now that most of the greedy African Politicians used our Bank to launder money overseas through the help of their Political advisers. Most of the funds which they transferred out of the shores of Africa were diamond, gold and oil money that was supposed to have been used to develop the continent. I being the president of the bank, when I discovered that they were using me to succeed in their greedy act, and their Political advisers always inflated the amounts before transfer to foreign accounts, I also used the opportunity to divert part of the funds hence I am aware that there is no official trace of how much was transferred as all the accounts used for such transfers were being closed after transfer. I also cleaned some of their Banking records from the Bank files, and no one cared to ask me, because the money was too much for them to control. They laundered over $580Millions Dollars during the process. As I am sending this message to you; I was able to divert USD$17, 000, 000.00 (Seventeen Million United States Dollars Only) to an escrow account belonging to no one in the Bank. The bank is anxious now to know who the beneficiary to the funds is, because they have made a lot of profits with the funds. It is more than Eight years now and most of the politicians are no longer using our Bank to transfer funds overseas. The said funds has been lying waste and I don,t want to retire from the Bank without transferring this fund to a foreign account to enable us claim it. This fund will be shared between us in the ratio of 60% for me, and 40% for you for any assistances you may require to give during the transferring process of this fund into your account, There is no one coming to ask you about these funds because I secured everything and if you,re willing to handle this deal with me, kindly get back to me with the followings; Your Age and occupation, your Private telephone and fax numbers for easy communication/your personal picture and valid identity scan copy to enable me know whom am dealing with, your location and full contact address. I will send to you the letter of claim which you will apply directly to the Bank. Note: With my position in this bank, it will be easy for us to have this fund in your possession. I want you to keep this business is strictly confidential for security reasons, as you may know that the Bank doesn,t know that I am the brain behind this transaction. Please reply through this email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Best Regard. Mr.Yahya Almuflahi Director of Auditing and accounting Unit. Bank of Africa-BOA. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.