This email with the subject "Your assistance is needed.." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 19 Apr 2008 20:16:59 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Colins Morgan" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, I am mr. Colins morgan, the auditing and accountant manager of (b.o.a) bank of africa in ouagadougou republic of burkina faso. I am contacting you on a business transfer of a huge sum of money from a deceased account. Though i know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but i am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. I decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. Proposition; I discovered an abandoned sum of us$10,500,000.00 (ten million five hundred thousand united states dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died in a plane crash along with his entire family. Since his death, none of his next-of-kin or relations has come forward to lay claims for 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, i now seek your permission to have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased as all cumentations will be carefully worked out by us for the funds (us$10,500,000.00) to be released in your favour as the beneficiary's next of kin. It may interest you to know that we have secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any of deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge the receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavour by furnishing me with the following; 1. Beneficiary name and address 2. Direct telephone and fax numbers These requirements will enable us file letter of claim to the appropriate departments for necessary approvals in your favour before the transfer can be made. I shall be compensating you with 30% of the total fund on final conclusion of this project, while the rest shall be for us for investment purposes in your country that you will propose to us. Yours sincerely Mr.colins morgan.