A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear...i need your foreign assistance," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 13 Jul 2007 01:55:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "renard palmer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear...i need your foreign assistance, I am the head of Accounts and Audit Department of Bank of Africa, Ouagadougou .I decided to contact you after a careful thought that you may be capable of handling this business transaction which i explained below; In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $10. 5 m US dollars ten million five hundred us dollars). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in 1998 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 but unfortunately we learnt that his supposed next of kin(his son and wife) died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim .It is therefore upon this discovery that I and other officials in my department now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin(We want to present you as his business associate )to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't 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 nine 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 Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner .We 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 and my colleagues. There after I and my colleagues will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to your account as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as next of kin of the deceased customer. 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. I would want you to respond to my email immediately you read it for more details. Hoping to hear from you immediately. Yours faithfully, Dr. Renard Palmer Accounts & Audit Department , Bank of Africa Nb.also give me your telephone and fax numbers for easy communication with you. _________________________________________________________________MSN Hotmail : créez votre adresse e-mail gratuite & à vie ! http://www.msn.fr/newhotmail/Default.asp?Ath=f