A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT REPLY NEEDED," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 05 Aug 2006 11:30:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Amidou Sokodia" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend,I know that this letter may come to you as a surprise.I will like to introduce my self to you.I am the manager of bill and exchange BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A) at foreign remittance department .There is a business I would want you to champion for me.In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of ($31.500.000 U.S) thirty one million five hundred thousands US dollars) . In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in 11th september 2003 in a plane crash.
Since we got information about the death of our deceased customer, 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's or relation died along side with him at the plane crash leaving nobodybehind for the claim.
It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this businness 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 dont want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill. The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclamed after four years, the money will be transfered 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 to a foreigner. I agreed that 20 % of this money will be for you as a foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account,10 % will be set aside for expenses incured during the business and 70% would be for me. There after I will definatelyvisit your country for disbursement accoding to the percentages indicated.
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.All modalities of this transaction have been carefully worked out and once started will not take more than fourteen(14) working days, with your full support. this transaction is 100% risk free.it involve no any implication and no any precaution there after.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or 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 thetransfer.You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter.
Trusting to hear from you immediately. Yours faithfully, Amidou Sokodia Mr Bill and exchange manager, Bank Of Africa (B.O.A) _________________________________________________________________Don't just search. Find. Check out the new MSN Search! http://search.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200636ave/direct/01/