A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT BUSINESS TRANSACTION." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 14 Jul 2007 01:40:16 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "MUSA_SOULE" <Musa_soule4@hotmail.fr>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, (Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org) How are you today I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of BANQUE INTERNATIONAL DU BURKINA. I am writing you , following the impressive information about you through Burkina faso chambers of commerce and industry. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of US$18.5Million dollars (Eighteen million five hundred thousand US dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in 2000, in a plane crash. 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 somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his suppose to be next of kin or relation died along with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I 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 no one is coming for it and I don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking law and guiding here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after some years the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner partner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkina Faso cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. I agree that 30% of this money will be for you as a foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, There after I and my family will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged you must apply first to the bank as relation 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 the money will be remitted. Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application where the money will be re-transferred. 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 the transfer. You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter also you can call me. Yours faithfully Mr musa_soule Bill & Exchange Manager