A Scam Email with the Subject "RE: TRANSFER OF (USD 16.6 MILLION) I NEED YOUR CO-OPERATION ON THIS PROJECT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 13 May 2007 10:38:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr Siraj Diop" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
RE: TRANSFER OF (USD 16.6 MILLION) I am pleased to introduce a business opportunity to transfer to your overseas account the sum of(USD16.6 MILLION) United States Dollars) from one of the Prime Banks here in Dakar Senegal.I seek for your assistance to handle this important and confidential business believing that you will never let me down either now or in future. I am Mr Siraj Diop, (Bsc,Msc) the Auditor General of one of the prime banks here in Dakar Senegal , during the course of our auditing , I discovered a floating funds in an account opened in our bank since 1982 and till date no body has operated on the account and after going through old files in the records, I discovered that the owner of the account died long ago in a plane crash along with his family without leaving a[His/WILL], hence the floating of the funds and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing. Therefore ,with a personal conviction of trust and confidence ,I wish to contact you as a foreigner, to stand as a relative because you share the same surname with the decease's , thus I can work out the release of the funds , No other person in the office knows about the account , please be assured of the risk free , I'm the one that will work it out , all I need is your co-operation because the account content can not be approved to an indigen here as his next of kin . At the conclusion of this project , I need your full co-operation to make this work fine because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this fund, which I will give to you later , if you are able and with capability to handle such amount in strict confidence and trust according to my instructions and advice for our mutual benefit because this opportunity will never come again in my life. I need truthful person in this business because I don't want to make mistake I need your strong assurance and trust. With my position now in the office I can transfer this money to any foreigner's reliable person, intact pending my physical arrival in your country for sharing. and I want to remaind you that your share has been carculated at 35% of the total sum and 5 will map out for the transfer expenses .I waiting for your urgent reply so that I will give you more informations about this transaction. Contact me via my this e-mail: email@example.com Best Regard. Mr. Siraj Diop.