This email with the subject "ATTN:Dear" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 28 Apr 2010 04:51:52 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Cyrille =?windows-1251?Q?Hazoum=E9?=" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF Mr. Cyrille Hazoumй Sociйtй Gйnйrale de Banques au Bйnin Avenue Clozel01 BP 585. Cotonou Benin Republic E-MAIL: email@example.com Dear Friend, I must confess that it is with great joy and enthusiasm that I am writing you this mail which I know and believe by faith that it must surely find you in good condition of health. I am an Accountant with SGBBE; my name is Mr. Cyrille Hazoumй, I am also the personal Account Manager to Engr. Samuel Mathew, who used to work with Multi-National Oil Company in Benin. Herein after shall be referred to as my client. On April 21, 2004, my client, his wife, and their three children were involved in a Ghastly Motor Accident along Port Novo Expressway. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended Relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to source for a foreign partner whom I will present as a family member to the deceased in order to claim this fund hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where these huge deposits were lodged, particularly the Sociйtй Gйnйrale de Banques au Bйnin (SGBBE). Where the deceased had an account Valued at about (US$17.5 Million) has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 5 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased with this the proceeds of this account valued at ($17.5 Million) can be paid to you and then you and I Can share the money. 60% to me and 40% to you. An attorney will be contracted to help us revalidated and notarize all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. REPLY TO E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Yours faithfully, Mr. Cyrille Hazoumй