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1.12.07

BANK OF AFRICA

Scam:

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From: ali amed
Date: Mar 23, 2007 5:05 PM
Subject: I NEED YOUR URGENT REPLY CONFIDENTIAL PLEASE
To:

FROM THE DESK OF MR.ALI AMED
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING MANAGER,
BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A)
OUAGADOUGOU-BURKINA FASO.


Dear Friend,

I am the manager of Auditing and Accounting department of BANK OF AFRICA
(B.O.A) here in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.In my department we discovered an
abandoned sum of US$20.5m dollars (TWENTY MILION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US
DOLLARS) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer (MR.
ANDREAS SCHRANNER from Munich, Germany) who died along with his entire
family in Jully 2000 in a plane crash.For more information about the crash
you can visit this site:(
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
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 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 guidline here stipulates that if such money remained
unclaimed after seven years, the money will be transfered into the bank
treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this
business is occassioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a
Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
I agree that 30% 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 60% 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 relation or next of kin of the deceased with a text of
application form that i will send to you when i hear from you,so i will like
you to send to me 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 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.

Trusting to hear from you immediately.
MR.ALI AMED
Yours Faithfully,
MANAGER AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT
BANK OF AFRICA.

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OPS Scam Watchers

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, I was checking my e-mail, and I've recieved something like that as well. I'm still in my teenage years, so I was somewhat confused, because I've never recieved something like this before..here it is.

FROM DR SALIF RASAKI
ASSISTANCE FOREIGN REMITTANCE MANAGER.
BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A)
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO.

DEAR FRIEND,

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.

I KNOW THAT THIS MAIL WILL COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE AS WE NEVER MET BEFORE. I AM
THE ASSISTANCE FOREIGN REMITTANCE MANAGER OF B.O.A BANK OF AFRICAN, I HOPED THAT
YOU WILL NOT EXPOSE OR BETRAY THIS TRUST AND CONFIDENT THAT I AM ABOUT TO REPOSE
ON YOU FOR THE MUTUAL BENEFIT OF OUR BOTH FAMILIES.

I NEED YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE IN TRANSFERRING THE SUM OF ($18.5 MILLION)
EIGHTEEN,MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS IMMEDIATELY TO YOUR
ACCOUNT. THE MONEY HAS BEEN DORMANT (IN-ACTIVE) FOR 10 YEARS IN OUR BANK HERE
WITHOUT ANY BODY COMING FOR IT.

I WANT TO RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU AS THE NEAREST PERSON TO OUR DECEASED CUSTOMER
(THE OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT) WHO DIED A LONG WITH HIS SUPPOSED NEXT OF KIN IN AIR
CRASH SINCE AUGUST 1997.

I DON'T WANT THE MONEY TO GO INTO OUR BANK TREASURY AS AN ABANDONED FUND, SO THIS
IS THE REASON WHY I CONTACTED YOU, SO THAT MY BANK WILL RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU
AS THE NEAREST PERSON TO THE DECEASED CUSTOMER. PLEASE I WOULD LIKE YOU TO KEEP
THIS PROPOSAL AS A TOP SECRET AND DELETE IT IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED.

UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR REPLY, I WILL SEND YOU FULL DETAILS ON HOW THE BUSINESS WILL
BE EXECUTED AND ALSO NOTE THAT YOU WILL HAVE 40% OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED AMOUNT IF
YOU AGREE TO HELP ME EXECUTE THIS BUSINESS.

THANKS AND WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT RESPONSE.

BEST REGARDS,

DR SALIF RASAKI
FOREIGN REMITTANCE MANAGER
BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A)