This email with the subject "VERY URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL.............." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 09 Dec 2006 06:04:34 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ibrahim hamiduly" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
My dear friend how are you,
First i will explain my self in brief for you before we proceed.I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of BANK OF AFRICA (BOA) I am writing to Seek your interest over a business , In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $31m US dollars ( thirty one million US dollars). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in february 4 2000 in a plane crash at abidjan cote'voire.
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 his next of kin or relative 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 along side with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.
It is therefore upon this discovery that I decited to excape with the fund,and as such i vial to make this business proposal to you so that my bank will release the fund into your account as the next of kin to our bank deceased customer for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for claims and i don't want this money to go into the bank treasury.
Infact i know the fund will not even go into the bank treasury,but our top bank officials(directors)will only share it among themselves into their accounts. The Banking law and guideline here in Burkina Faso West Africa stipulates that if any customer account or property remains unserviceable or dormant,and unclaimed after seven years, the account will be confiscated and transfered into the Bank treasury as unclaimed bill.
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 agree that 35% of this money will be for you as foreign partner,inrespect to the provision of a foreign account,and your imense contribution to champion the course of transfering the fund to your account. 5 % will be set aside forexpenses incurred by the both party during the business and 60 % would be for me. here after I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable my bank transfer the fund into your account,i will send to you the text of application which you will send to my bank as next of kin to the deceased customer and that will be when you indicate your interest in the business, you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin of our bank 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 fax or email the text of the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is risk-free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required informations will be perfectly made for you to champion the course of the transaction with my bank without any hitch or risk .
You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter.
Trusting to hear from you immediately.
MR IBRAHIM HAMIDULY EXCHANGE MANAGER(BOA).