Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "I NEED YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 14 Nov 2008 21:37:14 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "MR. LARRY BENSON"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Mr. Larry Benson
Lagos- Nigeria.
Phone: 234-80-669-54163

Dear Sir,

I know this will come to you as a surprise but never mind; I got your contact in my search for a 
reputable and trust worthy person/Company, who can stand confidently with me in this successful 
business arrangement.

Before I proceed, I will like to introduce my humble self to you. I am, the Auditor General of a 
Government Accredited Oil Company here in Nigeria. 

Certainly, the prompting of this letter to you is anchored on my strong desire to solicit your 
sincere understanding and co-operation in this transaction that would certainly boost the financial 
stand of both parties involved when completed. As a matter of fact, we want to transfer to overseas 
(US$52,000.000.00 USD) (Fifty-two million United States Dollars) from the Oil company's operating 
Bank account here in Africa.

I want you to quietly look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable and fit to provide 
either an existing bank account or to set up a new Bank A/C immediately to receive this money, even 
an empty account can serve to receive this money, as long as you will remain honest to me till the 
end of this important transaction, trusting in you and believing in God that you will never let me 
down either now or in the near future.

In all honesty, during the course of our auditing I discovered a floating fund of the above 
mentioned amount in account opened with the bank in 1990 and since then, nobody has operated on 
this account again, after going through some old files in the records I discovered that the money 
in the account was mapped out for the refurbishment of the Oil Company’s Machineries. 

Meanwhile, Mr. Morris Thompson, the President of the Oil Company was the only signatory to the 
account, but unfortunately he died after a brief illness in 2000. And no other person knows about 
this account or any thing concerning it, and the account has no other beneficiary. And my 
investigation proved to me that Mr. Morris Thompson, until his death had wanted to siphon that 
money into his personal account in New York hence he did not disclose the operating devises of the 
account to the Board of Trustees.

I am only contacting you in this regard, based on the fact that you are a foreigner because this 
money can only be approved to any foreigner who can present all documents that will prove that 
he/she is the Next of Kin/Beneficiary to the account base on the fact that Mr. Morris Thompson the 
owner of this account is a foreigner, and the money can only be approved into a foreign bank 

Therefore, if you are capable of handling this transaction with me, let’s make the necessary 
arrangement for the hitch-free transfer of this money to any safe bank account that you may 
nominate, on a share percentage bases. We will start the first transfer with Thirty Two Million USD 
[$32,000.000] upon the successful actualization of the first transfer, without any disappointment 
from your side; we shall re-apply for the payment of the remaining amount, to your account. 
However, we shall sign a binding agreement, to bind us together as partners in this regard.

I am revealing this to you with believe in God that you will never let me down in this business, 
you are the first and the only person that I am contacting for this business, so please reply 
urgently and indicate your sincere interest, so that I can inform you on the modalities already 
mapped out for the hitch-free transfer of the money out of Africa here. 

I will require your direct phone and fax number for easy contacting you I need your full 
co-operation to make this work adequately. Upon your positive response and once I am convinced that 
you are capable and Willing to meet up with the instructions of the top bank official that is 
deeply involved with me in this business, I shall commence actions immediately to process the 
payment of the money in your favor as the beneficiary.

We shall obtain through the court of law here in Nigeria all documents that will put you in place 
as the Next of Kin to Mr. Morris Thompson. All the documents that will be obtained will make this 
transaction legal and the documents also will be forwarded to the bank through the lawyer with an 
application letter on your behalf asking them to effect the transfer of the said amount to your 
account as the Next of Kin to Mr. Morris Thompson.

With my influence and the position of the bank official we can transfer this money to any reliable 
foreign bank account which you can provide.

I am looking forward in anticipation to hearing from you soon as possible.

Yours truly,

Mr. Larry Benson
Phone: Phone: 234-80-669-54163