Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "shalom madiba" <>

This email with the subject "BUSINESS PARTNER NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 09 Feb 2007 14:55:29 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "shalom madiba" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Dear Friend,

I am  MR SHALOM MADIBA, bill and exchange manager at the foreign
remittance department of BANK OF AFRICA.

I got your contact from the internet ,while seaching for an honest and
trust worthy person, who will assist me to implement this transfer. l
discovered the sum of Twenty Two million and five hundred thousand United States
Dollars (USD22.5M) belonging to a deceased customer of this bank.

The fund has been lying in a suspence account without anybody coming to
put claim over the money since the account owner late Mr Salla khatif from
Lebanese , who was involved in the December 25Th 2003 Benin plane
crash.Here is the air crash website onfiltered= The
said fund is now ready for transfer to a foriegn account whose owner will be
portrayed as the beneficiary and next of kin to the deceased customer
of the bank.

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 guidlines and laws but unfortunately we learnt
that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the
plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.

It is therefore upon this discovery that I decided to make this
business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin orrelation
to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is
coming for it and I don't want this money to go into the bank treasury
as unclaimed bill.

The banking law and guidline here stipulates that if such money
remained unclaimed after five years, the money will be transfered into the bank
treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in
this business is occassioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner
and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. I therefore
soliciting for your assistance to come forward as the next of kin.

I have agreed that 40% of this money will be for you as the beneficiary
in respect of the provision of your Account and services rendered, 55%
would be for me while 5% will be for expencses incured during the cause of this
transaction If the money is transferred to your Account from BANK OF
AFRICA,I and my family in this transaction will proceed immediately to your
country for our own share of the money.

I expect you to keep this business strictly confidential and secret as
you may wish to know that I am Bank official. Be rest assured that this
business is 100% riskfree on both side and every arrangement to transfer this money to the Account you are going to provide have been concluded provided we
maintain the confidentiality and secreceirity involved.

1.your sex
2.your age
4.your nationality
5.telephone no.

I am looking forward for your prompt response.

Yours faithfully,

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