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If you receive this email from "Salisu Dikima" OR from the Bank of African Burkina", don't waste a second on it. It is a very obvious and pathetic scam
This scam shouldn't tempt anyone. The scammer intends to con you into sending money for various "fees" to free the "funds in escrow". If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here! Note some of the obvious scam clues that we have highlighted in the email below, such as excessive/incorrect use of CAPITAL letters, terrible spelling, grammar and punctuation, the use of free email accounts rather than a domain and website that matches the company's name, etc.
salisu _dikima < firstname.lastname@example.org >
FROM THE DESK OF MR. SALISU DIKIMA
BANK OF AFRICAN ( B.O.A)
I AM MR.SALISU DIKIMA,THE AUDITTING MANAGER OF BANK OF AFRICAN BURKINA FASO,WEST AFRICA.DURING MY INVESTIGATION AND AUDITTING IN THIS BANK,I CAME ACROSS A VERY HUGE SUM OF MONEY BELONGING TO A DECEASED PERSON WHO DIED ON 31ST OCTOBER 1999 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 MY DISCOVERY TO THIS ISSUE.THE SAID AMOUNT WAS U.S$12.5M (TWELVE MILLON FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS). 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. THE TRANSFER OF THIS FUND WILL REQUIRE A SECOND PARTY OR FELLOW WHO WILL FORWARD CLAIM AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO THE BANK AND ALSO PRESENT A FOREIGN ACCOUNT WHERE THE FUND WILL BE RE-TRANSFERRED AFTER PAYMENT APPROVAL IS GRANTED.THE BANKING LAW AND GUIDLING HERE STIPULATES THAT IF SUCH FUND REMAINED UNCLAIMED AFTER TEN YEARS IT 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. MOREOVER,I WILL NOT FAIL TO INFORM YOU THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE. AND ON SMOOTH CONCLUSION OF THIS TRANSACTION,YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO 30% OF THE TOTAL SUM AS GRATIFICATION, WHILE 10% WILL BE SET ASIDE TO TAKE CARE OF EXPENSES THAT MAY ARISE DURING THE TIME OF TRANSFER AND ALSO TELEPHONE BILLS,WHILE 60% WILL BE FOR ME.I WILL BE MONITORING THE WHOLE TRANSACTION HERE IN THIS BANK UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THE TOTAL FUND IN YOUR ACCOUNT AND I WILL COME OVER TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR MY OWN SHARE OF THE FUND. CONTACT ME MMEDIATELY I AM URGENTLY WAITING FOR YOUR EMAIL. THANKS AND BE BLESSED YOURS FAITHFULLY, MR.SALISU DIKIMA