This email with the subject "ASSISTANCE TO ACT AS NEXT OF KIN/URGENT REPLY." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 13 Mar 2007 13:50:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "oman waheed" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
THE BILL AND EXCHAGE MANAGER BANK OF AFRICA(BOA) 54-56 RUE DE THOMSON, OUAGADOUGOU. BURKINA FASO. WEST AFRICA. TEL:00226 70 24 48 83. FROM THE DESK OF DR.WAHEED OMAN ATTN:MY GOOD FRIEND,With due respect, I write to you this urgent and confidential business proposal. I am the manager of bill and exchange,,foreign remittance department of THE BANK OF AFRICA IN BURKINA FASO. I an impressive information i got during one of my internet research programme on my quest for a capable hand who will handle this transaction for me. i am sure of your capability and reliability to champion this business opportunity.
In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $18.5M US dollars,in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died in July 2000 in the Concord Plane crash in Paris.Since we got the information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his fund 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 leaving nobody behind for the claim.
It is therefore upon this discovery that I and other officials in my department now 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 treasury as unclaimed bill.
The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such fund remained unclaimed after ten years, the fund will be transferred into the Bank Treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of a foreigner as the next of kin or relation in this business is occasioned for the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. We agreed that 25% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 5% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 70% would be for me and my colleagues.moreoevr i and my colleagues will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated.
Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to your account 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 numbers for easy and effective communication and location where in the money will be remitted. Everything will be through within 24 working days.Strickly reply to this email address:(email@example.com).
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