Scam Emails Archive : Generic


From: "ben smith" <>

This email with the subject "FROM BEN SMITH" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 04 Feb 2009 11:38:03 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "ben smith" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

PHONE# 00229 97726544 
Dear Friend,

How are you today?  And how is your family ? Hope you are all doing fine?, if so glory be to God. I 
am Barrister Ben Smith, an attorney at law based here in Cotonou, Republic of Benin,  A deceased 
client of mine, by name Mr Andrew and who here in after shall be referred to as my client, died as 
the result of a heart-related illness but before his death ,his entire family was involved in the 
last bomb explosion in  Lagos Nigeria, so this means that after the death of his children and wife 
when he returned from a business trip and was told about the bomb incident, he went straight into 
sickness and developed a heart related 
illness until he finally died at the Saint Nicolas Hospital Lagos Nigeria .
 I am contacting you to assist in transferring the money left behind by my client before it is 
confiscated or declared unserviceable by the the bank where this deposit valued at $25,000,000.00 
million dollars was lodged. This bank has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin, or the 
account will be confiscated. I have tried all my possible best to locate any of my late client 
extended family or relation in your country through your embassy here in BENIN, but all my efforts 
was abortive since the embassy was not able to provide valuable information to this, again i 
received another letter from the bank which states that i should present to them the next of kin of 
my late client , so that they can pay the $25,000, 000.00 to him as the beneficiary of the funds or 
the money will be converted into their company treasury and will be regarded as unclaimed bills 
,which after then the funds can not be paid to any body and they also make this clear to me in the 
letter .

The reason i am contacting you is that i want us to do this business together , i will guarantee 
your security since i am also a lawyer and i want to also assure you that this transaction will not 
take more than 7 working days and so it is possible for you to use your own share to finance your 
present business over there in your country . My proposition to you is to seek your consent to 
present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my named client, since MY CLIENT DIED
WITHOUT ANY NEXT OF KIN OR CHILDREN, so that the proceeds of this
account can be paid to you AS THE NEXT OF KIN . Then we can share the amount on a mutually 
agreed-upon percentage. 50% TO YOU AND 50% TO ME AS PARTNERS. All legal documents to back up your 
claim as my client's next-of-kin
will be provided. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable transfer of the funds into 
your account over there in your country, and understand that the late man is a foreigner and since 
you are also a foreigner, the bank will transfer to you the funds as the next of kin ,and then i 
will meet with you in your country to take my share of 50% ,i will prepare the legal backups , and 
understand that
everything will be done legally and as soon as the whole funds are transferred to your account in 
your country, I will fly in to meet with you for sharing which i have indicated to you already in 
this proposal that we will share the money 50% to you and 50% to me. 
This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the 
law of my country or your country and understand that this transaction will not take your time 
,will be complete in estimated time of 7 working days upon your acceptance and co-operation
with this proposal. My late client is  a Nigerian and in this a Nigerian can not stand
as his next of kin ,this is the reason i am contacting you since you are also not a Nigerian it 
will be acceptable by the bank to pay to your account the funds as beneficiary and next of kin to 
my late client . Please contact me at once to indicate your interest, as soon as you respond i will 
send to you all vital documents regarding this deal.lastly,the fund is deposited in a bank in the 
Send to me your
MOBILE NUMBER ___________________________
FAX NUMBER _____________________
ADDRESS ______________________
i am expecting your mail immediately.
Best regards,
Barrister Ben Smith

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