This email with the subject "PLESAE URGENT RESPONSE IS NEEDED." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 21 Nov 2008 04:34:51 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Office File"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: The Desk of Mr Patt Drake, EcoBank Benin, Rue Du Gouverneur Bayol, Cotonou,Benin Email Adress: email@example.com Dear Friend, I am Dr.Patt Drake, A British National working in the foreign Exchange Department of the EcoBank Benin and I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. An America Iraqi Foreign Oil Consultant /Contractor with the Chevron Petroleum Corporation Company. Late Mr. Thomas Stone Made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$50,000,000.00 (Fifty Million United State Dollars in my branch and upon maturity I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, Iraqi Foreign Oil consultant Chevron Petroleum Corporation Company that Thomas Stone Died in a plane crash in Egypt Air Flight 1990, 1999 air crash for more information about this crash and person you can contact this website: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1999/11/01/iran/main49778.shtml http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/502503.stm. Since we got this information about his death and on further investigation I found out that he died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Thomas Stone did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$50,000,000.00 ( Fifty Million US Dollars) is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Laws of Benin Republic, at the expiration of 19 (Nineteen) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Benin Republic Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin beneficiary to late Mr. Thomas Stone so that the fruits of this old man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the attorney in charge will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin. In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant (A Banker), we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank so that is why I want to handle the deal with you. We shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate administration in your favor for the transfer. A bank account in any part of the world that you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 50% for me and 50% for you. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. Awaiting your urgent reply. Regards Dr.Pat Drakke