A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM THE DESK OF ALI MUSA" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 08 Aug 2007 23:18:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Ali Musa" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF ALI MUSA BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER, AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB) OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO. Dear Friend, How are you,first i will explain my self little to you before we continue. I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB)I am writing to seek your interest over a transaction. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $15m US dollars (FIFTEEN MILLION US DOLLARS) . In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in November 2001 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 all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and one other official in my department have decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation 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's treasury as unclaimed Bill. The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five years, the money will be transferred into the Bank's 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 40 % 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 50 % would be for me and my colleague. There after I will visit your country for disbursement of the fund according to the percentages indicated in this proposal. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where in the money will be remitted. Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by 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 . You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter. Trusting to hear from you immediately. Yours faithfully, Dr Ali Musa Bill and Exchange Manager, Africa Development Bank (A.D.B) _________________________________________________________________Ten : Messenger en illimité sur votre mobile ! http://mobile.live.fr/messenger/ten/