This email with the subject "Please Reply" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 13 Jul 2010 12:07:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Hillary Benson"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend This is my second letter to you, once more my name is Hillary Benson, I received a letter from a bank here requesting for the next of kin to my deceased client. The Letter stated that he made fixed deposit of some certain amount of money last three years before his death. The bank is aware of his death though he was not married neither did he leave a "WILL" nor Specified next of kin, the bank is anticipating someone with the same surname (last name) to come along for the claims. As it is now, no one can put up claims except someone with the same surname and specifically referred from my office. All efforts to get his family relatives have been abortive. I solicit that you allow me introduce you as his relative based on the fact that you have the same surname with him. He was aged 56. He lived and worked here as a foreigner and requested to be buried here. Kindly let me know if you are interested so that I can give you further details and certain other documents to enable you contact the bank for release of the funds to you. I have spoken with the bank manager on this matter extensively and he is waiting for your introduction to the bank according to his directives. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law and will brief you more on the details upon your response. Furthermore you should endeavor to include the following information. 1; Your Full Name 2; Your direct telephone. 3; Your age 4; Contact address 5; Gender as well as your occupation Please if you are interested reply and notify me immediately as you are the only one I have contacted for this to enable me make an alternative arrangement if the need should arise. Thanks, Hillary Benson