A Scam Email with the Subject "Hello" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 10 Dec 2009 14:31:22 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. Dale St.Jones"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, I am Mr. Dale St.Jones,Senior Staff with a Bank here in Cotonou Benin Republic. I got your contact while searching for a reliable someone to contact for this transaction in regards to a business transfer for a huge sum of money in a dormant account. I need your assistance to transfer to overseas Nine Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars Only (US$9,550.000.00). I am seeking your humble assistance to provide either an existing bank account or set up a new Bank account to receive this fund, even an empty account can serve this purpose, or you help to seek an honest and, reliable businessman who can assist us. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that this transaction is being handled by me and my colleagues, who are also departmental heads in the same bank. We decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. During the course of our auditing we discovered a floating fund in a domiciliary account opened in the bank in 2000 and since 2004 nobody has operated on this account, after going through some old files in the records we discovered that the owner of the account who is a foreigner died in Madrid Bombing of 11th of March 2004,without any traceable next of kin hence the dormant nature of the account and if nobody come to claim this funds it will be re- channel to government coffers as unclaimed funds. I am only contacting you as a foreigner that can handle transactions maturedly because this money cannot be approved for a local account as the depositor is a foreigner, the fund can only be approved to a foreigner or into a foreign account. I need your full co-operation to make this project a success, There is no risk at all, the paperwork for this transaction will be done by an attorney and my position guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested and know that you will not sit on this money after its successful transfer to you, please reply immediately and upon your response, I shall provide you with more details on what to do. Please observe utmost confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us. Upon your response I will inform you on the steps ahead and your compensation for providing an account for this transaction. If you find yourself capable of working with me, contact me through email address below. Please observe this instruction with the utmost care. I send you this letter not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences may be, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, I await your swift response via my personal mail email@example.com Yours faithfully, Mr. Dale St.Jones firstname.lastname@example.org