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Wednesday, 4 March 2009

URGENT REPLY NEEDED

Vous êtes invité :: URGENT REPLY NEEDED. My private email address:(blah blah@blah blah)
Par votre hôte: Sule Musa

Date: mardi 3 mars 2009
Heure: 22h 00 - 23h 00 (GMT+00:00)
Rue: I am the manager of auditing and accounting department of BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A) here in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso West Africa. In my department l discovered an abandoned sum of Fifteen Million Dollars (US$25M) in an account that belongs to one of the Bank Late foreign customer a native of U.S.A who died along with his entire family in a plane crash.Since Bank of Africa Management got information about his death, they have been expecting his next of kin or relation to come over and claim his money from the Bank and the B.O.A 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 the bank learnt that all his supposed next of kin 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 l and you will cliam it Because the Board of Directors of this Bank may Decide to Share it Among themselves or Declear it as a Government Tresurer since no body have apply as the next of kin or relation to the Late costumer.The banking law and guidline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after eight years the money will be transfered into the bank treasury as unclaimed dormant fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occassioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner; But a Burkinabe like me can not stand as next of kin to a foreigner that the Reason why l decided to contct you, I agreed that 30% of Total 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.There after, I will visit your country for Sharing and disbursement of my own share according the percentage indicated Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you.must apply first to the bank as relation 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 to Fill and send the Bank of Africa Burkina faso West Africa, 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,Mr Sule Musa,Please, contact me through my private email address:(blah blah@blah blah)

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Hmmmm.
Who abandons Fifteen Million Dollars (US$25M)?
How hard can it be to find some body?
I've been in the finance industry for 32 years and never heard of banking guidlings, cliams or how to Declear anything as a Government Tresurer. Any body?
If a costumer had that much cash in a foriegn bank account, am I in the wrong business?
How does one entertain an atom?
Why is it that when I Google "Bank Of Africa" I get directed to "419 scams"?

15 comments:

AtomicLaura said...

oh, c'mon. Give 'em the benefit of the doubt. Besides, this is obviously this guy's first attempt at a scam. I couldn't even make out what it was remotely about.

Anna Russell said...

I want their email address. I believe him. (I also believed Tony Blair and voted for New Labour, but y'know, people deserve the benefit of the doubt).

Mr Farty said...

Laura - Something about money, I dunno.

Anna - Yeah, and I believed Fat Cat Freddie when he said I should consider investing my 2004 bonus in company shares. Now that the five years are up and those shares are free of income and capital gains tax, I've made a massive profit of, er, -2,865 British Pounds. Yay!

#Debi said...

It seems you just can't find good employees these days. You would think that a bank accounting mgr would at least know how to spell...

Lesley said...

Apparently, The Excessive Use Of Capital Letters Implies Trustworthiness And Honesty And For Absolute Reals This Is Totally True.

(OMG YOU SAID C*NT. Heh.)

I've Been Mugged said...

Do you not speak Africons then?

Sewmouse said...

You know, it is odd - that a multi-millionare American dies with his WHOLE family - including his EXTENDED family - in a tragic plane accident in Africa...

And there is NOT A PEEP of a word about it in the news.

Tres Odd, non?

Mr Farty said...

#Debi - Perhaps English isn't his first, or even second language.

Lesley - I Will Bear That In Mind, Thanks.

IBM - I'm pretty sure "feck off" is the same in all countries. Well, all the ones that matter.

Sew - Who said the plane crash was in Africa? Or an accident? Or recent? In fact, taking the stated eight-year expiry limit on claims along with the "Urgent" title, I'd say this plane crash was about eight years ago. In mid-to-late 2001. Perhaps in the USA? Technically, it doesn't even say he was on the plane when it crashed. I'm not saying, I'm just saying.

Conspiracy theories are fun.

Jacki said...

The sad thing is, so many people fall for this crap! And other scams...

Mr H said...

Are you sure he doesn't actually work for Lloyds?

Mr Farty said...

Jacki - The overall return on investment is quite low. Someone actually did the math and worked out that if scammers put as much work into a real job as they do into this, they would earn about the same. Except the government wouldn't be trying to shut them down.

Mr H - Good point.

Grit said...

the evil part of me wonders if i could make anything blasting ten million addresses seeking charitable donations for downbeat women with annoying triplets. really, it's a worthy charity, and a simple £1000 contribution could support me in a rest home vacation somewhere warm and sunny for at least a week.

Mr Farty said...

Grit - It's got to be worth a try...

Guyana-Gyal said...

Haha, I was reading about a Barbadian fella's encounter with a con-man in Canada...here:

http://jdidthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/02/yes-mi-friend.html

Mr Farty said...

GG - Wicket? Swing? A couple more items to add to my Pooter Illustrations, thanks!