This email with the subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 05 Jun 2010 12:13:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR. Romuald Segbe" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Please this is important and very urgent i have an urgent transaction of $20.5 million usd to transfer to your nominated account, I am Mr. Romuald Segbe, i am an Auditor, with Accounting Department, Ecobank here in Cotonu, Benin Republic. Aftergoing through some old files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing. Th= e owner of this account died on Thursday 25th December 2003 along with families and Business Partners as victims of UTA Flight 141 Boeing 727 bound for Beirut which crashed shortly after take-off in Benin Republic from Country's main city, Cotonou. Please visit: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3348109.stm Most occupants of the plan unfortunately lost their lives. No other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it,the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as wel= l that his company does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is (USD 20.5 MILLION) Twenty million Five Hunderd Thousend UnitedStates Dollars. I want to transfer the USD 20.5 MILLION) Twenty million Five Hunderd Thousend United States Dollars into a safe foreigners account abroad , bu= t I don't know any foreigner, I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local bank here, but can only be approved to any foreign account because the money is in US dollars and the former owner of the account is a foreigner too. I know that this message will come to you as a surprise as we don't know our selves before,but be rest assure that this is life time business for both of us even for our generation to come. With believe in God that you will never let me down in this business. You are the only person that I have contacted in this business, so please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take urgently, Send also your private telephone and fax number. I want us to meet face to face or sign a binding agreement to bind us together so that you can receive this money into a foreign account or any account of your choice where the fund will be safe. I will fly to your country for withdrawal and sharing and other investments. I am contacting you because of the need to involve a foreigner with foreign account and foreign beneficiary. I need your full co-operation to make this work fine because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information about this account, which I will feed you with, if yo= u are able and with capability to handle such amount in strict confidence and trust according to my instructions and advice for our mutual benefit because this opportunity will never come again in my life. I need truthful person in this business because I don't want to make mistake I need your strong assurance and trust. With my position now in the office I can transfer this money to any foreign reliable account, which you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending my physical arrival in your country for sharing. And i want to remind you that your share has been carculated at 40% of th= e total sum. I'am waiting for your urgent reply so that i will give you mor= e information about this deal. Please reply back to my private email address(firstname.lastname@example.org). With regards, Mr. Romuald Segbe.