This email with the subject "URGENT REPLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 14 Mar 2007 13:51:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "jim raul" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friendI am Dr JimRaul , The Bill and Exchange Manager at the Foreign Remittance Department of Bank Of Africa(BOA). I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you that could be of mutual benefit to both of us.
In my dept, i discorvered a customer's record stating that he had deposited 800 kilos of Alluvial Gold Dust of 22 karat /92% Purity in one of our Ecowas Security and Finance company here in Burkina Faso.
I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally, we discovered from his contract employers, The Economic Community Of West Africa States(ECOWAS) that Dr. George W.Brumley had died in a plane crash with his intire family in Kenya,East Africa in the year 2003.
You may visit the website below for more information about the Plane Crash://http://www.wral.com/news/2345844/detail.html http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/07/20/kenya.crash/index.htmlWe had made further investigation and discovered that late George W.Brumley's wife that also died with him unfortunately. t it is now evident that there is nobody left behind to claim the gold of Dr. George Brumley . That is the reason why I am contacting you to propose this transaction for a deal between us.
Meanwhile, according to the Burkina Faso's Law,under Burkina Faso banking regulations,at the expiration of 5 (five) years,such legacy will revert to the ownership of the Burkina Faso Government for financing military operations,such as purchasing of arms and ammunitions for the military.
In order to avert this negative development, I will like to seek for your permission as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Dr.George W.Brumley so that the fruits of this old man's labour will not be used for financing weapons which will further enhance the courses of war in the world in general.
i will facilite that you make claim of the gold for both our bebefit i have all the documetary information that i can funishyou with to lay a clear claim over the gold in question..the sharing shall be in the ratio of 40% for you and 60% for me after the sale of the gold in your country of choice.
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done accordingly and with my position as the bill and exchange guarantees, the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately by indicating your detail contact so that i will advise you of what next to do. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details that will help you understand this transaction.
Finally, You should observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. I am Anxiously Awaiting for your urgent response.
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