This email with the subject "FROM THE DESK OF MR JOSEPH EDEN" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 23 May 2010 06:50:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR. JOSEPH EDEN" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF MR JOSEPH EDEN AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT SGBBE, COTONOU –REPUBLIC DU BENIN . EMAIL.(firstname.lastname@example.org) DEAR FRIEND, I HOPED THAT YOU WILL NOT EXPOSE OR BETRAY THIS TRUSTAND CONFIDENT THAT I AM ABOUT TO IMPOSE ON YOU FOR THE MATUAL BENEFIT OF OURFAMILIES. I GOT YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS FROM THE INTERNET WHEN IWAS SEARCHING FOR A BUSINESS PARTNER. I NEED YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE IN TRANSFERRING THE SUM OF (USD10.5 M) TO YOUR ACCOUNT WITHIN 10 TO 17 BANKING DAYS. THIS MONEY HAS BEEN DORMANT FOR YEARS IN OUR BANKWITHOUT ANY BODY CLAIMING THE FUND. I WANT THE BANK TO RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU AS THENEXT OF KIN TO OUR DECEASED CUSTOMER (THE OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT) BELONGS TO ONEOF OUR FOREIGN CUSTOMER (MR. SAMUEL MATTHEW) WHO DIED ALONGWITH HIS ENTIREFAMILY ON 25th DECEMBER 2003 PLANE CRASH. IN SUBSEQUENT DISBURSEMENT OF THE MONEY, 45% OF THISMONEY WILL BE FOR YOU IN RESPECT OF THE PROVISION YOU MADE BY STANDING AS THENEXT OF KIN TO CLAIM THIS FUND WHY 55% WILL BE FOR ME. YOU AND I WILL TAKE CAREOF THE EXPENSES THAT WILL COME UP DURRING THE TIME OF TRANSFER. I DON'T WANT THE MONEY TO GO INTO OUR BANK ACCOUNT ASAN ABANDONED FUND. SO THIS IS THE REASON WHY I CONTACTED YOU SO THAT THE BANKCAN RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO THE DECEASED CUSTOMER. I WILL GIVE YOU MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROJECT WHEN IHEAR FROM YOU. HAVE A GREAT DAY. N.B PLEASE IBEG YOU WITH THE NAME OF GOOD ALLAH IF YOU CAN NOT FINISH THIS BUSINESS DO NOTCARE TO REPLY I DON'T WANT THIS MONEY TO HANG ON THE WAY. REPLY TO E-MAIL (email@example.com) BEST REGARD, MR. JOSEPH EDEN