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SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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29.6.11

Another Internet Scam: From Dr. Muhammad Juma

GREETINGS

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 $17.3 MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer (MR. RICHARD BURSON.) 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 guidlines 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 next of kin or relation to the deceased fo
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 eight years the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed dormant 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 like me can not stand as next of kin to a foreigner, I agreed that 30% of this money will be for you as a 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. 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 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
information’s

1.NAME IN FULL:......................... ....
2.ADDRESS:.................... ...............
3.NATIONALITY:................ ..............
4.AGE:........................ ..................
5.Sex......................... ..................
6.OCCUPATION:................. .............
7.MARITAL STATUS:....................... .
8.PRIAVTE PHONE NO.....................
9.PRIVATE FAX NO:..........................

So i will like you to send to me those information’s 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 interested and ready to help.

Trusting to hear from you.
Yours Faithfully,
Dr.Muhammad Juma
Contact E-mail:muhammad_juma@sify.com
PHONE NO:  +226 78 26 13 48

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