A Scam Email with the Subject "From: Mr. John Benet." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 08 Jul 2008 04:04:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. John Benet." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. John Benet. London England. Occupations: Auditor Hello, Do accept my sincere apologies if my mail does not meet your personal ethics although, I wish to use this medium to get in touch with you first because it is the fastest means. I am an External Auditor of a well known bank here in the United Kingdom. In one of our periodic auditing I discovered a dormant accounts with holding balance of Ј52,000,000.00 (Fifty Two Million Great British Pounds Sterling) which has not been operated for the past years. The owner opened an account in this bank since 1995 and since2003 nobody has operated on this account again and he died without a written or oral “WILL” attached to the account. Since his death, I personally watched to see the next of kin but all has proved abortive as no one has come to claim his funds and no other person knows about this account or anything concerning it. The account has no other beneficiary and until his death he was the manager of his company here in London, England. The amount involved is Ј52,000,000.00 (Fifty Two Million British Pounds Sterling). We will start the transfer of the Ј52,000,000.00[Fifty-Two Million Pounds Sterling] by applying for the foreign payment approvals on your behalf once you send the information below. I have secretly discussed this matter with a top Senior Minister Official of the Federal Ministry of Finance here and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with us although due to disposition he did not want to take active part but as soon as you follow my instructions everything will be successful because we will be working hand in hand with him. You standing in as the next of kin of these funds from the deceased and after due legal processes have been followed the fund will be released to your account without delay and we will use it for investment and to assist the less privileged in the society because if we left the fund with the Government will be confiscate it for nothing and will be used to suppress the poor masses in the society. This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is legitimate and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act. Finally, at the conclusion of this business, You will be given 35% of the total amount, 60% will be for us, while remaining 5% will be set aside for expenses both parties might incurred during the transfer process. On receipt of your response I will furnish you with detailed clarification as it relates to this mutual benefit transaction. You should send me your account information as stated below where you will like the money to be transferred to so that I can send application for the release of the fund immediately with your account information. Even an empty account is ok. Bank Name...................... Bank Address................ Beneficiary Name......... Account Number......... Your Tel/Fax Number... Routing Number...... State & Country.... I look forward to hear from you as soon as possible if you are interested. Regards, Mr. John Benet.