This email with the subject "URGENT INHERITANCE FOR YOU" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 11 Oct 2010 12:15:16 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Peter Edutu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, Please permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. My name is Peter Edutu, I am 17yrs old and the only son of late DR. Phillip Edutu. My father was a very wealthy Industrialist and Cocoa merchant in Cotonou the economic city of Benin Republic. My father and Mother was assassinated by government forces a Month after my 15th years birthday. Before the death of my father on August 2008, he told me that he has the sum of TWELVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS USD. (US$12,000,000.00) left in fixed / suspense account in one of the prime bank, that he used my name as his only son for the next of Kin in depositing of the money. He also explained to me that the government is after his life because of his huge sponsorship of the opposing party. He then advised me that if anything happens to him, I should seek for a Foreign Partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose. This is why I am contacting you and I am therefore honorably seeking your assistance in the following ways: (1) To provide a bank account for the transfer of this money. (2) To serve as a guardian to me and the investment of this money since I am only 17 years without business experience. I am willing to offer you a good percentage from the total sum as compensation for your effort/input after the successful transfer of this money into your nominated account overseas. Furthermore, you will indicate your interest towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within fourteen 14 days you signify interest to assist me. Waiting for your urgent reply. Please call me on my telephone No: +22999317493 Best regards Peter Edutu