Scam Money Transfers: Bank of Africa, Buhari Tijani

Scam Money Transfers
Example - Bank of Africa, Buhari Tijani

If an illiterate "Bank of Africa" manager, named Buhari Tijani, writes to you from a free hotmail account and claims that he has access to $22 million dollars from a dead bank customer with no next of kin, that he wants to share with you, because only a foreigner is allowed to claim the money after 6 years; are you going to believe that and reply to the email?

If you do, we would like to politely suggest that you are a pathetically greedy moron.

This scam shouldn't tempt anyone.  The scammer intends to to get hold of your money instead, by conning 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.


Scam email:

From:  "buhari_ buhari_tijani00011" < buhari_tijani00011@hotmail.com >
Reply-To:  buharitijan1@myway.com
Subject:  URGENT REPLY
Date:  Thu, 22 Feb 2007 19:06:42 +0000

Mr.BUHARI  TIJANI
The Manager of Audit & Accountancy Dept.
BANK  OF  AFRICA  BOA
Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso.

                             ( READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP SECRET)

Greeting, and how are you doing? I hope fine.Please let this my message do not be a surprise to you because i got your information and lay trust in you before i contacted you.I am the MANAGER OF AUDIT & ACCOUNTANCY DEPARTMENT of our bank and i decided to contact you over this financial transaction worth the sum of TWENTY TWO MILLION,THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($22,300,000.00).This is an abandoned fund that belongs to the one of our bank foreign customers who died along with his completely family on 25th oct,2002 in a plane crash disaster.

I was very fortune to came acroos the deceased file when i was arranging the old and abandoned customers files of 2003-2004 in other to submit to the bank managements accordingly for documentation purposes.It is clearly stated in our BANKING FOREIGN POLICY and signed lawfully that if such fund remains unclaimed by the NEXT OF KIN till the period of SIX(6) years starting from the date when the beneficiary died, the money will be transferred into the BANK TREASURY as an unclaimed fund.Besides,it is not authorized by the law guiding our bank for a citizen of BURKINA FASO to make the claim of the fund.
So the request of you as a foreigner is necessary to apply for the claim and transfer of the fund smoothly into your reliable bank account as the NEXT OF KIN to the deceased.When the fund is transferred into your account,FOURTY PERCENT(40%) will be for you in an assistance and in provision of the bank account,while SIXTY PERCENT (60%) will be for me. If you are really sure of your integerity, trustworthy and confidentiality,reply with your contact necessary for the transfer and call me as you so that i will let you know the steps to follow in order to finalize this transaction immediately.I will be waiting for your urgent reply.

My. regards to you and your family,

   MR BUHARI  TIJANI
 


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