This email with the subject "Good day my dear ," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 05 Aug 2010 06:01:51 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mrs.Margerat Ayii"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day my dear , I presume this letter will come to you as a suprise,but as things unfold, we will know each other better and how I got your contact. I will start by introducing myself to you; I am Mrs. Margerat Ayii the wife of Chief Isaac Ayii, a former director with the Transport Ministry here in Benin Republic. I am very sure that you will be of a good assistance after carefully reading my letter. For many years of marriage now between me and my husband, I was not able to give birth, and this has been the problem since the death of my husband .This is as a result of so much respect attached to local tradition, culture and customs in there community that either of his relatives has to remarry me, as it stands they have all married men and I can not see myself being a second or third wife. I am being threatened daily by my husband's relatives to get me out from the home and they have succeeded in taking away all that I suffered with my husband to acquire. This situation has really affected me psychologically, most of the time I am in the church to pray and rest myself, because there is no room for rest in my own home again. As I am writing to you now, I am no longer assured of a matrimonial home, hence I seek your urgent assistance and help me out, which I know will go a long way in getting me settled down and start up a new life. I want to use this opportunity, since my husband has died and do not have a child of my own, to move the $18 million us dollars into your custody for safe keeping, pending my arrival in your country. Be informed that this said amount was given to my husband as gratification from some foreign shipping companies he helped in securing Allocation at the Benin seaport. As a civil servant he does not want to be exposed, so he deposited this money with one of the banks in my name and this was when the going was okay between us, so that he can exonerate himself from the eyes of Government security operatives and the civil service commission (CSC) which is the body that scrutinizes the activities of all civil servants in Benin Republic as checks and balances for official misconduct. To be sincere and honest with you, this money is never connected with drugs, money laundry, and firearms and looting, which I believe might put fears in you and consequently withdrawing your help for security reasons hence the source of this said money is clean and clear. Be rest assured that this transaction is 100% risk free and as soon as I receive your response and your willingness to help as regards to this, I will inform my lawyer to contact you immediately. As soon as the money is in your possession, I will start coming to meet you in your country. I promise to compensate you very well at the successful end, this is the guarantee I am giving you from my heart. Thanks and God bless your family. Mrs Margerat Ayii.