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Subject:  GREETINGS FROM KOUTABA JEAN
From:  Koutaba Jean <koutabajean1@orange.net>
Date:  Tue, 15 Apr 2008 07:51:33 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "GREETINGS FROM KOUTABA JEAN" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 15 Apr 2008 07:51:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Koutaba Jean <koutabajean1@orange.net>, although it may have been spoofed.

FROM THE DESK OF MR.KOUTABA JEAN
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT. 
BANQUE DE L'HABITAT AU BURKINA FASO (BHBF) 
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO. 
PHONE: +226 78154933

                                            (CONFIDENTIAL)
I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW YOU WILL FEEL RECEIVING A SUDDEN BUSINESS LETTER FROM A REMOTE COUNTRY IN FAR 
AWAY BURKINA FASO WEST AFRICA AND PROBABLY FROM SOME ONE YOU HAVE NOT CLOSELY RELATED WITH. BUT ALL 
THE SAME, I BELIEVE WE DO NOT NEED TO BE OF BLOOD RELATIVES BEFORE WE CAN ESTABLISH 
CORDIAL/BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP. HAVING SAID THIS, I THINK IT IS VERY IMPORTANT AT THIS JUNCTURE TO 
INTRODUCE MYSELF TO YOU. 
 
I AM.MR.KOUTABA JEAN THE DIRECTOR IN CHARGE OF AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING SECTION OF BANQUE DE 
L'HABITAT AU BURKINA FASO (BHBF) OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA-FASO WEST AFRICA. IT IS MY PLEASURE TO SOLICIT 
YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS BUSINESS PROPOSAL. I AM CONTACTING YOU BECAUSE, I DO NOT WANT TO TRANSACT 
THE BUSINESS WITH ANYBODY WHO IS KNOWN TO ANY STAFF OF THIS BANK OR ANYBODY AROUND HERE TO AVOID 
ANY POSSIBLE BLACKMAIL OR LEAKAGE AT THE END OF THE TRANSACTION.
 
THE PROPOSAL:
DURING OUR INVESTIGATION AND AUDITING IN THIS BANK, MY DEPARTMENT CAME ACROSS A VERY HUGE SUM OF 
MONEY BELONGING TO A DECEASED PERSON WHO DIED IN A PLANE CRASH AND THE FUND HAS BEEN DORMANT IN HIS 
ACCOUNT WITH THIS BANK WITHOUT ANY CLAIM OF THE FUND IN OUR CUSTODY EITHER FROM HIS FAMILY OR 
RELATION BEFORE OUR DISCOVERY TO THIS DEVELOPMENT.THE SAID AMOUNT WAS U.S $5.5M ( FIVE MILLION FIVE 
HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) AS IT MAY INTEREST YOU TO KNOW,  
 
MEANWHILE ALL THE WHOLE ARRANGEMENT TO PUT CLAIM OVER THIS FUND AS THE BONAFIDE NEXT OF KIN TO THE 
DECEASED, GET THE REQUIRED APPROVAL AND TRANSFER THIS MONEY TO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT HAS BEEN PUT IN 
PLACE AND DIRECTIVES AND NEEDED INFORMATION WILL BE RELAYED TO YOU AS SOON AS YOU INDICATE YOUR 
INTEREST AND WILLINGNESS TO ASSIST US AND ALSO BENEFIT YOUR SELF TO THIS GREAT BUSINESS 
OPPORTUNITY. 
IN FACT I COULD HAVE DONE THIS DEAL ALONE BUT BECAUSE OF MY POSITION IN THIS COUNTRY AS A CIVIL 
SERVANT(A BANKER )WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO OPPERATE A FOREIGN ACCOUNT AND WOULD EVENTUALLY RAISE AN 
EYE BROW ON MY SIDE DURING THE TIME OF TRANSFER BECAUSE I WORK IN THIS BANK. 
 
THIS IS THE ACTUAL REASON WHY IT WILL REQUIRE A SECOND PARTY OR FELLOW WHO WILL FORWARD CLAIMS AS 
THE NEXT OF KIN WITH AFFIDAVIT OF TRUST OF OATH TO THE BANK AND ALSO PRESENT A FOREIGN ACCOUNT 
WHERE HE WILL NEED THE MONEY TO BE RE-TRANSFERRED INTO ON HIS REQUEST AS IT MAY BE AFTER DUE 
VERIFICATION AND CLARIFICATION BY THE CORRESPONDENT BRANCH OF THE BANK WHERE THE WHOLE MONEY WILL 
BE REMITTED FROM TO YOUR OWN DESIGNATION BANK ACCOUNT. 
 
I WILL NOT FAIL TO INFORM YOU THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE. ON SMOOTH CONCLUSION OF THIS 
TRANSACTION, YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO 40% OF THE TOTAL SUM AS GRATIFICATION, WHILE 5% WILL BE SET 
ASIDE TO TAKE CARE OF EXPENSES THAT MAY ARISE DURING THE TIME OF TRANSFER AND ALSO TELEPHONE BILLS, 
WHILE 55% WILL BE FOR ME AND MY PARTNER. PLEASE, YOU HAVE BEEN ADVICED TO KEEP "TOP SECRET" AS I AM 
STILL IN SERVICE AND INTEND TO RETIRE FROM SERVICE AFTER WE CONCLUDE THIS DEAL WITH YOU. 
 
I WILL BE MONITORING THE WHOLE SITUATION HERE IN THIS BANK UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THE MONEY IN YOUR 
ACCOUNT AND ASK ME TO COME DOWN TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR SUBSEQUENT SHARING OF THE FUND ACCORDING TO 
PERCENTAGES PREVIOUSLY INDICATED AND FURTHER INVESTMENT, EITHER IN YOUR COUNTRY OR ANY COUNTRY YOU 
ADVICE US TO INVEST IN. ALL OTHER NECESSARY VITAL INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOU WHEN I HEAR FROM 
YOU. YOU CAN CALL ME ON MY DIRECT MOBILE NUMBER: PHONE: +226 78154933 I LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVE 
YOUR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE.
 
YOURS FAITHFULLY, 
MR.KOUTABA JEAN