This email with the subject "REPLY MY EMAIL PLEASE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:56:19 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr Gatera Ibrahim <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, Compliment of the season I am Mr.Gatera Ibrahim, the manager of auditing and accounting department of bank of africa (b.o.a) here in ouagadougou, burkina faso.In mydepartment we discovered an abandoned sum of 4.3m euros (four million three hundred thousand euros) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer (Mr. George Brumley.) from Florida, u.s.a who died along with his entire family 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 can not release it unless some body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidlings 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 now decided to make this business proposal to you,so that the money can be release to you as the partner to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody will come for it and we don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed dormant fund. The banking law and guidline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after ten years the money will be transfered into the bank treasury as unclaimed dormant fund. the request of foreigner as partner to the deceased in this business is occassioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a burkinabe like me can not stand as next of kin to a foreigner, i agreed that 25% of this money will be for you as a respect to the provision of a foriegn account ,10% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 65% would be for me. Thereafter, i will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage indicated therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you arranged,you must apply first to the bank as partner to the deceased customer with a text of application that i will send to you,but before i send to you the text of application form,i will like you to send me the following informations: 1.Name in full: 2.Address: 3.Nationality: 4.Age: 5.Sex 6.Occupation 7.Marital status: 8.Priavte phone no: So i will like you to send to me those informations for easy and effective communication.Upon receipt of your reply, i will send to you by fax or email the text of the application form.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. You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter,if only you are intrested and ready to help. Trusting to hear from you. Yours faithfully, Gatera Ibrahim.