The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

Subject:  URGENT BANK OF AFRICA(BOA)
From:  JOHN WILLIAM <johnwilliam@orange.net>
Date:  Wed, 19 Mar 2008 05:01:58 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT BANK OF AFRICA(BOA)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 19 Mar 2008 05:01:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was JOHN WILLIAM <johnwilliam@orange.net>, although it may have been spoofed.

From: JOHN WILLIAM 
Bills & Exchange Manager 
BANK OF AFRICA(BOA)
TEL+226 70 33 56 53
BURKINA-FASO WEST AFRICA. 

I am contacting you in regards to a business transfer of a huge sum of money from a deceased 
account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and 
worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. We decided to contact 
you due to the urgency of this transaction. 

PROPOSITION; 

We discovered an abandoned sum of $6.5M(SIX Million Five Hundred Thousand United states Dollars) in 
an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family. 
Since his death, none of his next-of-kin or relations has come forward to lay claims to this money 
as the heir. We cannot release the fund from his account unless someone applies for claim as the 
next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Upon this discovery, we now 
seek your permission to have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased as all documentations will 
be carefully worked out by us for the funds $6.5M(SIX Million Five Hundred Thousand United states 
Dollars) to be released in your favour as the beneficiary's next of kin. It may interest you to 
note that we have secured from the probate an order of madamus to locate any of deceased 
beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business 
endeavour by furnishing me with the following:

1. Your Full Names and Address. 
2. Direct Telephone and Fax numbers. 

These requirements will enable us file a letter of claim to the appropriate departments for 
necessary approvals in your favour before the transfer can be made. We shall be compensating you 
with 30% on final conclusion of this project, while the rest shall be for us. Your share stays with 
you while the rest shall be for us for investment purposes in your country. If this proposal is 
acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust we have bestowed in you, I await your 
urgent email. 

Regards, 
MR JOHN WILLIAM