A Scam Email with the Subject "Please I await your response." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 01 Oct 2007 10:23:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Hazim Issa <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Mr. Hazim Issa the Bill and Exchange Manager at the Foreign Remittance Department of African Development Bank (ADB).I has an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. That could help you and me.
On Oct 6, 2003, A Malaysian physician/Contractor with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mr Subramaniam Muthuveran from Selangor Malaysian national deposited the sum of US$9,000,000.00 (Nine Million Dollars only) in my bank. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) that Mr Subramaniam Muthuveran died in a plane crash with his entire family in 2004 which involved with Flash Airline that occurred on the 4th of January 2004.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that In the bank form for next of kin, that Mr Subramaniam Muthuveran Before his death filled his wife Susan Muthuveran as his next of kin but unfortunately, the wife died with him along others and therefore, there is nobody left behind to claim the fund of Mr Subramaniam Muthuveran as his next of kin that was the reason why I contacted you and proposed it as a deal between us
Meanwhile, According to the Burkina Faso Law, under Burkina's foreign and defence affairs, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, such funds will revert to the ownership of the Burkina Faso Government for financing military operations,such as purchasing of arms and ammunitions for the military.
In order to avert this negative development, I will like to seek for your permission as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr Subramaniam Muthuveran so that the fruits of this old man's labour will not be use for financing weapons which will further enhance the courses of war in the world in general.
The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 40% for you and 60% for me. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done accordingly and with my position as the bill and exchange guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately so that I will instruct you on what to do next.
Finally, you should observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. Anxiously am waiting to hearing from you.
Mr Hazim Issa.