A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM THE DESK OFMUOSA WAHAB." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 19 Mar 2008 10:14:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "00226 yes " <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF MUOSA WAHAB.
ACCOUNTS & AUDIT DEPERTMENT,
BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO.
URGENT DEAR FRIEND
I am the head of Accounts and Audit Department of bank of africa, Ouagadougou.It is my utmost pleasure to send you this confidential message. In my search for a reliable business partner overseas, i got your contact in the internet and was impressed with your profile hence my interest in doing business with you.In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $20.5m US dollars (Twen ty million, five hundred thousand US dollars) .In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family on Monday,31 may, 2000 in a plane crash out side paris.
Please visit this site that is one of the evidence the directors brought in other to swallow the money at the end oftheday,http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm
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 or relation 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 or relation 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 seven 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 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 .
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 expect that you contact me as soon as you receive this mail If you which me to contact you via your telephone or fax or po box I will do that as well.
FROM THE DESK OFMUOSA WAHAB.