Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "ben smith" <>

This email with the subject "FROM BEN SMITH ATTORNEY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 14 Aug 2008 09:47:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "ben smith" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

PHONE# 00229 97726544
Dear Friend,
How are you today? And how is your
family? Hope you are all doing fine?, if so glory be to God.
I am Barrister Ben Smith, an attorney at law based here in Cotonou,
Republic of Benin, A deceased client of mine, by name Mr Andrew and who here in
after shall be referred to as my client, died as the result of a
heart-related illness but before his death ,his entire family was
involved in the last bomb explosion in  Lagos Nigeria, so this means that
after the death of his children and wife when he returned from a
business trip and was told about the bomb incident, he went straight
into sickness and developed a heart related illness until he finally died at
the Saint Nicolas Hospital Lagos Nigeria .
I am contacting you to assist in transferring the money left behind by
my client before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the
the bank where this deposit valued at $25,000,000.00 million
dollars was lodged. This bank has issued me a notice to
contact the next of kin, or the account will be confiscated.
I have tried all my possible best to locate any of my late client
extended family or relation in your country through your embassy here
in BENIN, but all my efforts was abortive since the embassy was not able
to provide valuable information to this, again i received another letter
from the bank which states that i should present to
them the next of kin of my late client , so that they can pay the $25,000,
000.00 to him as the beneficiary of the funds or the money will be
converted into their company treasury and will be regarded as unclaimed
bills ,which after then the funds can not be paid to any body and they
also make this clear to me in the letter .
The reason i am contacting you is that i want us to do this business
together , i will guarantee your security since i am also a lawyer and
i want to also assure you that this transaction will not take more than 7
working days and so it is possible for you to use your own share to
finance your present business over there in your country .
My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the
next-of-kin and beneficiary of my named client, since MY CLIENT DIED
WITHOUT ANY NEXT OF KIN OR CHILDREN, so that the proceeds of this
account can be paid to you AS THE NEXT OF KIN . Then we can share the amount on
a mutually agreed-upon percentage. 50% TO YOU AND 50% TO ME AS PARTNERS.
All legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin
will be provided. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable
transfer of the funds into your account over there in your country, and
understand that the late man is a foreigner and since you are also a
foreigner, the bank will transfer to you the funds as the
next of kin ,and then i will meet with you in your country to take my share
of 50% ,i will prepare the legal backups , and understand that
everything will be done legally and as soon as the whole funds are
transferred to your account in your country, I will fly in to meet with you for
sharing which i have indicated to you already in this proposal that we
will share the money 50% to you and 50% to me.
This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect
you from any breach of the law of my country or your country and
understand that this transaction will not take your time ,will be
complete in estimated time of 7 working days upon your acceptance and co-operation
with this proposal.
My late client is  a Nigerian and in this a Nigerian can not stand
as his next of kin ,this is the reason i am contacting you since you
are also not a Nigerian it will be acceptable by the bank
to pay to your account the funds as beneficiary and next of kin to my late
client . Please contact me at once to indicate your interest, as soon
as you respond i will send to you all vital documents regarding this
deal.lastly,the fund is deposited in a bank in the REPUBLIC OF BENIN.
Send to me your
MOBILE NUMBER ___________________________
FAX NUMBER _____________________
ADDRESS ______________________
i am expecting your mail immediately.
Best regards,
Barrister Ben Smith