A Scam Email with the Subject "BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 19 Sep 2007 09:20:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "MR.SANTOS ABDOKAREEM." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MR.SANTOS ABDOKAREEM. AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT. BANQUE OF AFRICA. BANK OF AFRICA (BOA). OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA-FASO. URGENT REPLY NEEDED Reply to (email@example.com) I AM MR.SANTOS ABDOKAREEM. I WORK IN THE AUDIT/ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT BANQUE OF AFRICA. (BOA) OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO. I HAVE A BUSINESS WHICH WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO BOTH OF US. THE AMOUNT OF MONEY INVOLVED IS U.S $18.5Million dollars (Eighteen million five hundred thousand US dollars) ) WHICH I WANT TO TRANSFERRED OUT OF THE COUNTRY TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, ALL TO MY FINANCIAL BENEFIT AND YOURS TOO. MY DEPARTMENT CAME A CROSS THIS HUGE MONEY BELONGING TO A DECEASED PERSON WHO DIED ON PLANE CRASH ON 31st OCTOBER 2002 AND SINCE THEN NO CLAIM HAS BEEN PLACED ON HIS BANK ACCOUNT BALANCE. I WANT TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY OUT OF THE COUNTRY BUT SUCH FUND CAN NOT BE TRANSFERRED WITHOUT A NEXT OF KIN ATTACHED TO THE FUND. THE BANKING LAW STIPULATES THAT IF SUCH MONEY REMAINS UNCLAIMED FOR SEVEN YEARS IT WILL TRANSFERRED INTO BANK TREASURY AS UNCLAIMED FUND. THE FUND COULD BE TRANSFERRED IN THESE WAY AND YOU SHALL PRESENT YOURSELF AS A NEXT OF KIN TO THE DECEASED PERSON AS DETAILS SHALL BE THAT YOU ARE THE CARE-TAKER BUSINESS ASSOCIATES AND THE NAMED NEXT OF KIN. I SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE TO YOU MATERIALS AND INFORMATION WITH WHICH A SUCCESSFUL CLAIM SHALL BE PLACED ON THE FUND.YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO KEEP "TOP SECRET", I SHALL BE YOUR GUIDANCE AND INSTRUCTOR THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF THIS TRANSACTION SO AS TO ENSURE A SMOOTH AND SURE TRANSFER OF THE FUND TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. AS TO YOUR BENEFITS, YOU SHALL BE ENTITLED TO 30% OF THIS FUND FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION IN THIS TRANSACTION WHILE 5% WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR EXPENSES BOTH OF US INCURRED DURING THE COURSE OF THIS TRANSACTION. SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, SEND A REPLY TO ME IMMEDIATELY URGENCY HAS TO BE IMPLIED AND THIS BUSINESS MUST STRICTLY BE A DEAL BETWEEN BOTH OF US. REPLY AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THIS EMAIL.I LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVE YOUR MAIL BEST REGARDS, MR.Santos Abdokareem Bill & Exchange Manager