A Scam Email with the Subject "NEXT OF KIN NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 15 Jun 2006 06:01:19 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was jeanpierre_kone <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MR JEAN PIERRE KONE BANK OF AFRICA ABIDJAN,COTE D'IVOIRE. EMAIL; email@example.com My Dearest, How are you today with your family over their in your country?I hope you all fine, so my dear, i will like you to go through this letter kindly and also get back to me or you can call me on telephone. It is my great interest and the trust which I have on you, though we have not meet before, neither have we seen for the first time, before I pick up your address and write to you I am a staff of B.O.A BANK I 'm writing following an oppurtunity in my office that will be of imense benefit to both of us. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of USD$6.5million (Six million five hundred thousand Dollars only) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. Morris Thompson an American who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000, including his wife and only daughter. You shall read more about the crash on visiting this site. http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines. list/ Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin or relatves to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only daughter died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and two other officials in this department now decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we donât want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that such money remained after five years the money will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed funds. We agreed that 20% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, while the balance will be for me and my colleagues. I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account. Please be honest to me and trust is our watchword in this transaction. Note this transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you receive this mail you should contact me by return mail. Please note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds to you has been finalised. We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response. Please in your response include your telephone number for easy communication between us. Best regards Mr.Jean Pierre Kone