This email with the subject "GOOD DAY MY DEAR FRIEND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 11 Feb 2010 06:10:26 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Davis Mark"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day My Dear Friend, In order to transfer out (USD16.6 MILLION) United States Dollars) from BANKOF AFRICA .I have the courage to ask for your assistance to handle this important and confidential business believing that I will never let you down. I, Mr. Davis Mark Position Auditing Department Office BANK OF AFRICA Herein Benin Republic. There is an account opened in this bank in 1982 and since2001 nobody has operated on this account again. After going through some old files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this accounts a foreigner, and he was a miner at CIVOTTGOLD MINNING SARL. And he was a Geologist by profession and he died since1992 in plane crash. No other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary or next of kin and my investigation proved to me as well that his company does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is (USD16.6 M) United States Dollars).I want to transfer the [USD16.6 M] United States Dollars into a safe foreigners partner abroad , but I don't know any foreigner, I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to any Africa person here, but can only be approved to any foreign person because the money is in us dollars and the former owner of the account is a foreigner too. I know that this message will come to you as a surprise as we don't know ourselves before, but be sure that it is real and genuine business. You are the only person that I have contacted in this business, so please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take urgently. Send also your private telephone and fax number. I want us to meet face to face or sign a binding agreement to bind us together so that you can receive this money in your country in cash through our diplomat that we used to air lift funds to shell and chevron oil companies in Europe and America. I will fly to your country for withdrawal and sharing and other investments after you have confirmed the money in to your account, I am contacting you because of the need to involve a foreigner with foreign address as beneficiary. I need your full co-operation to make this work fine because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this fund, which I will give to you later immediat I need truthful person in this business because I don't want to make mistake I need your strong assurance and trust. With my position now in the office I can transfer this money to any foreigner's reliable person, intact pending my physical arrival in your country for sharing. and I want to remained you that your share has been circulated at 35% of the total sum and 5 will map out for the transfer expenses .I waiting for your urgent reply so that I will give you more information’s about this transaction on how you can receive this money in your country. If this proposal is well understood and ready to proceed further with me provide me your information's immediately. This will help me to start the process of this operation. Contact me via my Email: email@example.com Regard. Mr. Davis Mark