This email with the subject "Your assistance is needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 13 Jun 2007 01:30:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Muoka Duru" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF:Mr Muoka DURU,
BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)
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Dear Friend ,
I am Mr Muoka DURU,
THE DIRECTOR IN CHARGE OF AUDITING SECTION BANK OF AFRICA(BOA)
In my department,
I have decided to contact you on a project that will be very beneficial to both of us.During our auditing in this Bank,I came across some amount of money belonging to a deceased foreigner Mr.Sheu Yuan-dong who died with his wife and their only daughter on February
The said amount is U.S$12.6, 000.00 dollars(Twelve Millon six Hundred Thousand US Dollars). I want you to know that I never master minded the death of the deceased fellow. Their death was occured Naturally.
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THE SUCESSFUL TRANSFER OF THIS FUND INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. All the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the Bonafide next of kin to the deceased has been put in place and directives will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist me and also benefit your self to this great busine opportunity.In this country as a civil servant(A Banker),we are not allowed to operate a foreign account. This is the actual reason why itwill require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin to the Bank and also present a foreign account where he will need the money to be re-transferredinto on his request.
Our Banking law stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after Ten 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. I dont want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill. Be assured this transaction is 100% risk free.On conclusion of this Project, you will be entitled to 30% of the total sum as gratification,while 60% will be for me. AND the rest of the 10% will befor any expenses that we may occur during this transaction. Please you have
been adviced to keep "topsecret" as I am still in service and intend to retire from service after I conclude this deal with you. I will fly down to your country forsubsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and further investment will be discussed. On your acceptance to be my partner, please email for a brief discussion before we proceed. Please keep this proposal secret, even if you dont want to assist me.
Trusting to hear from you immediately.
Mr Muoka DURU,(B.O.A)