This email with the subject "From Mrs Marie Benson." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:25:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "mariebenson" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From Mrs Marie Benson. Dear Respectful One, Greetings to you and your family in the name of God. Please use this money for the churches and less privileged. In my search for a reliable and God fearing person and having gotten your contact through prayers and painstaking efforts I have decided to seek your help in carrying out my last wishes. My name is Mrs. Marie Benson. I'm a 65 years old woman and from Philippine. I was a merchant and owned two businesses in Dubai. I was also married with two children. My husband and two children died in a car accident six years ago. Before this happened, my business and concern for making money was all I live for. I never really cared about other values in life. But since the loss of my family, I have found a new desire to assist helpless families. I have been helping orphans in orphanage/motherless homes. I have also donated some money for humanitarian needs in Sudan, South Africa, Cameroon, Brazil, Spain, Austria, Germany and some Asian countries. Only recently I saw on television the colossal loss of properties and livelihood people in Canberra, Australia through fire. I was moving with great pity and compassion that I decided to make this contribution on assisting people over there, I kept $US150,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Million Thousand U.S Dollars), into a metallic trunk box, in a Finance company, in abidjan the capital city of cote d' ivoire west africa. This money which is concealed in a metallic trunk box (consignment) is deposited with a security and finance company in abidjan the capital city of Cote d' ivoire under a secret arrangement as a family treasure not as money due to security reason and also due to postion. I'm in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment for oesophagi cancer. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only few months to live. It is my last wish to see this money distributed to victims of the fire outbreak in Australia and other charity organization. Because relatives and friends have plundered so much of my wealth since my illness, I cannot live with the agony entrusting this huge responsibility to any of them. Please, I beg you in the name of God to help me collect the deposit and distributes it accordingly. Use your judgment to distribute the money and keep 5% of it to yourself. Feel free to reimburse yourself when you have the money for any cost you incur during the process of collecting and distributing the money. If you are willing to help, please reply as soon as possible. May the good lord bless you and your family. Please, i will advice you to send reply and all correspondences mail to my attorney (Lawyer) who going to work with the finance company in abidjan cote d' ivoire for the claiming of this metallic trunk box (consignment) from the custody of the finance company before the finance company will finally shippment this metallic trunk box (consignment) down to your door post in your country. Mr i will like you to contact and introduce your self to my attorney (Lawyer) and informed he that you are the new beneficiary of this said metallic trunk box (consignment) in their custody containing the family treasure and also ask him to help you and, tell you the mode of the operation of the finance company before they finally shippment this immediate metallic trunk box (consignment) down to your door post in your country. JOHNSON & ASSOCIATE FINANCIAL ADVISORS CHAMBER ABIDJAN, COTE D' IVOIRE. EMAIL-ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org Or +22506107555 PERSON TO CONTACT: BARRISTER JOHNSON WALI. THE ACCREDITED FINANCIAL ATTORNEY OF JOHNSON & ASSOCIATE FINANCIAL ADVISORS CHAMBER ABIDJAN, COTE D' IVOIRE. Thanks yours faithfully, Mrs Marie Benson.