A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM BASIL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 24 Aug 2006 03:18:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was BASIL YAHI <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM BASIL I am Mr Basil yahi,the only son of late Mr and Mrs A.B.J Yahi.My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan,the economic capital of Ivory Coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates in one of their outings on a business trip. My mother died when I was a baby and since then, my father took me so special.Before the death of my father on January 2003 in a private hospital here in Abidjan,he secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has the sum of Eighteen Million,Five Hundred Thousand USdollars(US$18,500,000)left in a fixed/ suspense account in one of the prime banks here in Abidjan waiting until i find a God fearing person to help me. I want to transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as real estate management or hotel management. I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways: 1) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 20years old 2) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit for me in your country.I am prepared to negotiate with you regarding your percentage commission for assisting me. Best Regards Basil