This email with the subject "Investment Enquiry with you" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 13 May 2010 07:29:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mr Oscar Jumon"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From Barrister Oscar Jumon
Cotonou, Republic of Benin
YOUR URGENT RESPONSE WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.
I hope my email meets you well. I am Barrister Oscar Jumon a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mr. Nicolas A., a national of your country who used to work as a chairman with Societe Beninnose D’Electricites ET D’eau Cotonou, Republic of Benin Here. On the 21st of May 2008,my client Mr. Nicolas A., his wife and their three Children were involved in a car accident along portnovo express-road, All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.
Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family 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 Finance Institute (ECOBANK) where these huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, ECOBANK where the deceased had an account valued at about (US$18.5 million) has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next eleven official working days.
Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over a years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at (US$18.5 million) can be paid to your account and then you and me can share the money. 60 to me and 40 to you, and I am all so interested in investing my 60 share in your country in any viable and profitable venture that you will recommend.
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction to ensure will be done by me. If you are interested i will furnish you with more details.I will obtain all necessary legal documents that be used to back you as the next of kin to Mr. Nicolas A..
All I require is your honest co-operation 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.
Please contact me through my private email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details immediately you access this mail.
Oscar Jumon. Esq