This email with the subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 26 May 2008 05:38:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mike Kerom" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
(TRANSFER OF US$14,000,000)
Please do not be surpprise the way i got your contact. It is obvious that this proposal will come to you as a suprise.
This is because we have not meet before but i am inspired to send you this email by the huge fund transfer opportunity that will be of mutual benefit
to both of us.
First Let me start by introducing myself properly to you.I am Mike Kerom,Credit officer TRUST FINACIAL COMPANY here in cotonou.I beleive that you will not betrayed me at last with the trust i intend putting on you now.
A foreigner,a Libyian,Late Engr.MAHMUD ALI IBRAHIM (snr)An iron steel company chairman with the Federal Government here in Benin untill his death some years ago in a plain crash and he Deposited with us some amount of money worth US$14,000,000(Fourteen million United States Dollars),the company now expects a next of kin as beneficiary of this money and Valuable efforts are being made by TRUST FINACIAL COMPANY to get in touch with any of the MAHMUD ALI'S family or relatives but to no avail.
It is because of the perceived possibility of not being able to locate any of Late Engr MAHMUD ALI IBRAHIM (snr)'s next of kin (he had no wife or children that is known to us).The management under the influence of our chairman and members of the board of directors,have made arrangements for the fund to be declared "Unclaimed"and subsequently be used to import amunations into our country.
However,In order to avert this negative development,some of my trusted colleagues and I,now seek your permission to have you stand as next of kin to late Engr MAHMUD ALI IBRAHIM (snr) so that the fund US$14,000,000 will be released and transfered into your account as the beneficiary.
All documents and proofs to enable you get this fund has been carefully worked out.We have secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries, and more so, we are assuring you that this business is 100% risk free envolvement. Your share remains while the rest will be for myself and my colleagues for investment purposes anywhere according to agreement between we and your goodself.
So as soon as we receive an acknowledgement of the receipt of this our mutual business proposal from you,we would furnish you with the necessary
disbursement ratio to suite both parties.
If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not hasitate to contact me through my private e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Looking forward to your urgent response.