A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT REEPLY NEEDED..........." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 20 Jul 2007 05:14:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "mirian kenedy" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF Mr, MIRIAN KENEDY, BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER,
BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A) OUAGADOUGOU,
BURKINA FASO WEST AFRICA.a
PHONE CONTACT 00188.8.131.52.34
I know you may be surprise to recieve this e-mail ; I got your contact address from the internet while I was searching for my friend that has similar name with 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 I 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 on 25TH JULY, 2000 CONCORDE PLANE CRASH [Flight AF4590] with the whole passengerís aboard. The name of the deceased man was
(MR.ANDREAS SCHRANNER from Munich Germany)
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You have to understand that I come crossed this huge amount of money when I was arranging the departmental customers file to submit to the bank management for the annual audit of the year.
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, but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin's or relation died alongside 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 nobody is coming for it and I donít want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill.
The Banking law and guideline 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 as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkina citizen cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant (A Banker), we are not allowed to operate any foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in the same bank. This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin to the Bank and also present a foreign account where he will need the money to be re-transferred into on his request as it may be after due verification and clarification by the correspondent branch of the bank where the whole money will be remitted from to your own designation bank account.
I donít want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill, I agree that 30 % of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10 % will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 60 % would be for me. There after I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable 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 the transfer.
You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter.
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Trusting to hear from you immediately.
Mr,MIRAN KENEDY, Bill and exchange manager,
BANK OF AFRICA,