This email with the subject "RELATING TO MONEY TRANSFER." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 30 Jun 2007 04:32:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr Victor Koffi / Afdb C.I" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day, I know this latter may have come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we never met before but however i have made up my mind to this transaction with you. My name is Mr Victor Koffi, a Banker with African Development bank in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire West Africa; I am the personal accounts manager to Late Eng. Michael Williams who used to be a contractor with an oil servicing company based here in Cote d’Ivoire. My client, his wife, and their two children 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 as i was authorised by my bank authorities but has been unsuccessful. Late Eng. Michael Williams during the opening of this account never fill in any next of kin because he dose not want any person to know about the deposit for now till further notice, since i am his personal accountant i want to fill in your information as the next of kin and beneficiary so that my bank can release the money to you and we now share it because if no body come for the claim, according to banking regulation of my country the bank has the right to transfer the money into the government treasury account. Of particular interest is this large deposit with our bank here, where the deceased has an account valued at about ($3.5 Million US Dollars) My bank authorities have issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or the bank will declare the account unserviceable and thereby send the funds to the government treasury. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over last 5 years now, i decided to contact you. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under all legitimate arrangement that will protect us from any breach of the law. If you can handle this with me, reaches me by sending the following information now. 1. Your Name 2. Postal Address 3. Date of Birth 4. Telephone and fax numbers 5. Profession with position Thanking you for your anticipated cooperation. NB: Je suis bilingue et si vous ne comprenez pas l’anglais je pourrais vous donné plus de détails en français. Sincerely yours Mr Victor Koffi Email: email@example.com Tel: 00225 08203509 R