This email with the subject "DEAR TRUSTED PARTNER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 09 May 2010 17:36:51 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Beth Eze <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Everything that happens to one has spiritual significance. I was just leafing through the profiles of some names in the internet before I came through your name. Though, the internet has been grossly abused by scam artist and miscreants whose intention is to hurt. In as much as one should be careful, same time we should not allow negative to kill the positive potential in a realistic business. I have chosen to reach you because I felt that business is taking risk, going from the known to the unknown. I am the manager of Accounts/Operations Department of our bank here in Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of (US$16.5,million US dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer retired Atlanta physician Mr.George Brumley Jr,who die in Kenya Airways crash in the coasts of Abidjan in January 2000 in which all passengers on board died. Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives but has been unsuccessful Since we got information about his death,we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless some body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidlings and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occassioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and an Ivoirienne cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. I agree that 50% of this money will be for you as a respect to the provision of a foriegn account, While 50% will be for me Thereafter, All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through I guarantee that this will be executed under all legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. In your reply mail, I want you to give me your full names, address, date of birth, telephone and fax numbers. If you can handle this with me, Thanking you for your anticipated cooperation Best Regards, Mr.Beth Eze