A Scam Email with the Subject "VERY URGENT & IMPORTANT." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 27 Aug 2010 04:05:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "David Magand"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your co-operation and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit.
I am David Magand, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to the late Mr. Mark Benson hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country Republic of Benin. He died in a plane crash with his immediate family off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Republic of Benin on the 25th of December 2003.
Before his death, he deposited the sum of US$12.5 Million (Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) in his fixed deposit account with a bank, here in Abomey, Republic of Benin.
For over six years now I have tried to locate any relatives of my late client without success. I have made contact with his embassy and they have also been unsuccessful. I have received a notification from his bank to present his Next of kin within the next 21 days or his account will be declared dormant and unclaimed based on their policy. The fund will be confiscated by the bank since I am unable to locate his extended relatives. I do not want the bank to do this. We can both co-operate and claim this fund for our mutual benefit. I therefore seek your consent to present you to the bank of my late client as his next of kin so that his deposit will be paid to you as an inheritance. I will provide all legal documents to back this claim.
I am contacting you to assist in the claim/transfer of this money to you. I will prepare and provide every necessary document as proof to enable the bank transfer this fund to you. I will furnish you with adequate information about my late client that will back us up in this claim. I will provide all legal services to warrant the release of this money to you within 10 working days after I must have filed in an application of claim on your favour.
I would be delighted to work with you on this matter and will appreciate if you will acknowledge your interest by forwarding your FULL NAME, TELEPHONE, and FAX NUMBERS AND CONTACT ADDRESS to me.
The provision of the above requirements will enable me apply to his bank for commencement of the claim.
Upon successful transfer of this fund to you, you and I will then share the funds. 40% for you and 60% for me.
I look forward to your prompt response.