This email with the subject "Re: URGENT REPLY NEEDED." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 25 Feb 2008 12:13:28 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org 00226 " <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello Dear, My name is Mr.Felix Ahmed. I work with a Bank here in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (name withheld for security reasons). I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you as rightly unveiled below. In January 2002, an American Oil Consultant/Contractor (Lewis Altman) made a numbered-time (fixed deposit) for twelve calendar month valued at (£28.5 M)TWENTY EIGHT MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UK POUND STERLING,Upon maturity I sent a routine notification of Account status to his forwarding address but got no reply. After two months, we sent a reminder of same letter, and finally we discovered from his contact employers, Halliburton Oil Services Company that Engineer.Lewis Altman died in auto crash. After further investigation, I found out that he did not leave a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that he did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents, including his Bank deposit papers. This sum of £28,500,000.00 is still floating in our Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. Subsequent to these several unsuccessful attempts to track his last name over the Internet in order to locate any member of his family. I have contacted you to assist in securing this money before they are confiscated or declared unserviceable by my bank. It is therefore, upon discovery that I decided to make business with you and release the money to you as next of kin or relation to the deceased for safekeeping and subsequent disbursement, since nobody is coming for it and I do not want this money go back into Government's treasury as unclaimed bill. Note that it does not necessarily matter, whether you are biologically related to the deceased or not. As you may bear with me, a next of kin maybe a parent, sister, brother, close relative, business associate, friend or even a well-wisher therefore,whether you are related to him or not is never a barrier to realizing the transaction.The important thing is that I have every detailed information regarding the said account(investment) and the deceased also. This transaction is aimed at investing in a Blue Chip Company in your Country or any other Country under a joint business partnership with you. However, if you want certain percentage of the deposit for your involvement, Please do let me know so that we negotiate on your share. Once the deposit is secured, thereafter, I will visit your country, for the sharing and investment there of Note, that every arrangement has been put in place for a smooth and successful transaction.On receipt of your positive response, I will give you full details and information on this transaction. Please indicate your willingness to proceed in this project and send me your full name and address,telephone/fax numbers to facilitate communication. Waiting to hear from you. Thanks, Mr.Felix Ahmed. --------------------------------------------------------- Ya.com ADSL 24h + Llamadas Nacionales y Locales 24h + Llamadas a MÓVILES. Desde 9,95 €/mes+IVA. http://acceso.ya.com/ADSLllamadas/3mbvoz/