This email with the subject "From Mr. Benjamin" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 31 Dec 2009 09:17:26 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Benjamin Alpern." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/ Madam, My name is Benjamin Alpern. I am 58 years old, from Canada, semi retired and presently facing one of the biggest challenges of my life. I am honest, determined and ambitious to a reasonable degree. I am a close cousin of Ruth Alpern and I have worked as a consultant in procurements, supply and logistics mainly on supply contracts to the Far East, Asia and the Middle East. I am in search of a business partner for the purpose of logistics and assistance towards the administration and release of a huge amount of money, (USD 16.1m). Details of origin of funds will be forwarded to highly interested individual. I am willing to offer a very reasonable percentage on this venture for all assistance/logistics. My offer is legitimate and above board I just happen to be one of the Fortunate victims of the Bernard Madoff fraud scandal. Regards, Mr. Benjamin Alpern.