Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Business proposal ($10.5M)

From: "James Dapoya" <>

This email with the subject "Business proposal ($10.5M)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 20 Feb 2007 06:22:44 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "James Dapoya" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


I am the head of Accounts and Audit Department of Bank of 
Africa,Ouagadougou . I decided to contact you after a careful thought that 
you may be capable of handling this business transaction which i explained 

In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $10.5m US dollars (Ten 
million, five hundred thousand US dollars). In an account that belongs to 
one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in 1998 in 
a plane crash. Since we got information about his death, we have been 
expecting his next of kin 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 but unfortunately we learnt 
that his supposed next of kin(his son and wife) died alongside with him at 
the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim .It is therefore upon 
this discovery that I and other officials in my department now decided to 
make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next 
of kin (We want to present you as his busines asociate )to the deceased for 
safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we 
don't want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill. 

The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained 
Unclaimed after eight years, the money will be transferred into the Bank 
treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this 
business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a 
Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner . 

We agree that 30% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in 
respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10 % will be set aside for 
expenses incurred during the business and 60% would be for me and my 
colleagues. There after I and my colleagues will visit your country for 
disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the 
immediate transfer of this fund to your account as arranged,you must apply 
first to the bank as next of kin of the deceased customer. Upon receipt of 
your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application. 
I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free 
and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required 
arrangements have been made for the transfer. 

I expect that you contact me for more details immediately you receive this 

Hoping to hear from you immediately. 

Yours faithfully, 

Dr James dapoya
Accounts & Audit Department , 
Bank of Africa 

Nb.also give me your telephone and fax numbers for easy comunication with