This email with the subject "My Dear Good Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 21 May 2008 12:23:51 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was john ben <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
My Dear Good Friend, How are you today? I am writing to inform you that I have Paid the fee for your Cheque Draft. And I went to the bank to confirm if the Cheque has expired or getting near to expire and Mr.Ahmed Zafa the Director of Central Bank of West African States(BCEAO) told me that before the cheque will get to your hand that it will expire. So I told him to cash the US$2.5MILLION US DOLLARS to cash payment to avoid losting this funds.However, all the necessary arrangement of delivering the US$2.5MILLION US DOLLARS in cash was made with FEDEX SPEED SERVICES COMPANY LTD. in Cotonou Benin Republic, Mr.Ahmed Zafa the Director of Central Bank of West African States(BCEAO) Cotonou have to package the sum of US$2.5MILLION US DOLLARS in cash for me. Then he also agreed to help me to Register the Consignment with FEDEX SPEED SERVICES COMPANY LTD. Infact I'm happy that every movement I made goes normally. As for our agreement with the FEDEX SPEED SERVICES COMPANY LTD. they promised that your consignment will leave this Country on monday next week,But the Director of the FEDEX SPEED SERVICES COMPANY LTD. said that they need your contacts informations to able them meet up with you immediately the Diplomat Agent arrived to your Country. Please write a letter of application to the given address below. ATTN: Mr. Jim Victor TEl: +:229-95910795 EMAIL:( firstname.lastname@example.org ) Please, Send them your contacts information to able them locate you immediately they arrived in your country with your BOX This is what they need from you. 1.YOUR FULL NAME 2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS. 3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER. 4.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE. 5.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE Please make sure you send this needed information to the Director general of FEDEX Speed SERVICES Company LTD, with their address given stated above. Note.FEDEX SPEED SERVICES COMPANY LTD.don't know the contents of the Box. I registered it as a BOX of an Africa cloths. They don't know it contents money. this is to avoid them delaying with the BOX. don't let them know that is money that is in that Box. I am waiting for your urgent response. You can even call the Director of the company with this line:+229-93586724 Thanks and Remain Blessed. Mr.JOHN Ben,