This email with the subject "URGENT ASSISTANCE NEEDED." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 08 Nov 2008 12:55:52 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Phillip Udoka <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF MR PHILLIP UDOKA. BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER, BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A) COTONOU, BENIN REPUBLIC 08-11-2008. My Dear this transaction requires secret and confidential for both of us. I am Mr Phillip Udoka, the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A) here in Cotonou Benin Republic . In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $12.M Dollars (Twelve Million US dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer (MR. ANDREAS SCHRANNER from Munich, Germany) who died along with his entire family in July 2000 in a plane crash. For more information about the crash you can visit this site: ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm) Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless some body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after eight years, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a citizen of Benin cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. I agree that 40% of this money will be for you as a respect to the provision of a foreign account , 10% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 50% would be for me Thereafter, I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage indicated Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to your arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased with a text of application form that I will send to you when I hear from you, so I will like you to send to me your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where the money will be remitted. Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice this transaction is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer. You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter. Trusting to hear from you immediately. Try to as much as possible to respond to my private email address at email@example.com and you can call me with this number. +229 984 202 13 The manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A). Best Regard Mr.Phillip Udoka. URGENT