This email with the subject "Information" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 17 Jan 2009 09:40:57 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Barr. Mathew Cahen"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Cahen,Avocats Associйs Zone Industriel, Quartier des Elites Cotonou Benin republic Tel: 00229-93474308 Dear, This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it should be treated as such.I am Barrister.Mathew Cahen of Cahen, Avocats Associйs,Zone Industriel, Quartier des Elites,COTONOU,REPUBLIC OF BENIN,a Lawyer and Solicitor at Law.I am the Personal Attorney/Sole Executor to my Late Client who worked as an Independent Oil Merchant in my country COTONOU,REPUBLIC OF BENIN before he died in a car crash with his immediate family on the 5th of Nov, 2005. I carried out this search on you and I am contacting you because you bear a similar last name with that of my Late Client and the further reasons are as follows:Since the death of my client in Nov, 2005, I have tried my best to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be Claimants/Beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. However,going by the recent publications by the Management of the Bank in which my Client deposited the sum of Ј21.2M(Twenty One million Two Hundred Thousand British Pounds),I fear a likely confiscation proceedings in the coming months,hence my contacting you. I seek your consent therefore, to present you to the Management of this bank as my Client's Next of Kin since you bear a similar last name with him so that you can help repatriates the money to a foreign account.I promise a fair share of 50%-50% at the end of the transfer.If you are very interested, get back to me as soon as possible with your full details,so that i will give you further information on the next step.I want to assure you that I have all the requirements to execute this claim. Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please let me have your opinion as soon as possible and send to me your personal information as follows for the execution of this transaction through my private email address: email@example.com YOUR FULL NAME: YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS: DIRECT CELL PHONE: AGE: OCCUPATION: MARRITAL STATUS: YOUR BANK DETAILS: Waiting for your urgent response. Best Regards, Barrister.Mathew Cahen,Esq.