This email with the subject "PLEASE GET BACK TO ME." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 05 Apr 2010 13:09:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Thomas Koro." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
|From Mr.Thomas Koro. |
I am Mr.Thomas Koro,The Auditor in charge of Foreign Remmitance Department of Hallmark Bank Benin in the Commercial city of Cotonou,Benin Republic.
This is a very confidential proposition for you.On July 21st 2003,an Importer of Textiles and Automobiles for the past Thirteen years,Mr.ORLANDO GERLOFF made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months,valued at Six million seven hundred thousand United States Dollars (US$6.7musd) in my branch.
Upon maturity on July 20th 2004 as his Credit Officer,I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.
After a month,we sent a reminder and finally I discovered from his employees,that Mr.ORLANDO GERLOFF was one of the passengers who died with his entire family in the ill-fated plane crash involving a UTA boeing 727 Chartered Flight that took off from Cotonou Benin Republic and crashed into Atlantic Ocean on thursday 25th december 2003.
For further details of the Plane Crash,Please Visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3348109.stm Further investigations,and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.
Again,I made further investigation and discovered that Mr.ORLANDO GERLOFF did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents,including his Bank Deposit paper work in my Bank.
This sum of Six million seven hundred thousand United States Dollars (US$6.7 million USD) is still sitting in my Bank no one will ever come forward to claim it.
According to the International Banking ethics,codes and Laws,at the expiration of six (7) years,the money will revert to the ownership of the Benin Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently,my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr.ORLANDO GERLOFF.
This is simple,I will like you to respond immediately with your full names and contact informations so as I will send to you a specimen copy of an application form which you will refill and send to the bank putting claim over the said balance with the bank as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased.
The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 45% for me and 45% for you, while 5% will be set aside for any expenses that may arise in the process of transfering this fund into your choosen/nominated bank account you wish to receive it, and 5% to the motherless and the needy in your country.
Upon your response,I shall then provide you with more details and relevant informations.Please send to me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication,oral discussion and more directives on what next to do.
You should observe utmost confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country which you will be the arrow head of the investment.
I must not fail to tell you that this transaction is totally risk free and legitimate.
I Awaiting your urgent reply.
Thanks and GOD bless.