A Scam Email with the Subject "Good Day..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:56:18 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Michael Favor"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Good day, This letter must come to you as a surprise, but I believe it is only a day that people meet and become great friends and business partners. I am pleased to get across to you for a very urgent and profitable business proposal; I got your e-mail address through an internet yellow page web directory and decided to contact you and ask for your assistance in this urgent matter, requiring trust and confidentiality,I am Mr.Michael Favor, the Branch manager, Bank Of Africa Benin Republic,Portonovo Branch Opposite central mosque.I am married with three children. I am writing this letter to ask for your support and co-operation to carry out this business opportunity in my department, On June 6,1999, an America Oil consultant/contractor with Petroleum Corporation, Mr. David Ameeraly, made a numbered time (fixed) deposit for twelve calendar months, Valued at US$7.500,000.00(Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars )in my branch upon maturity. I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Petroleum Corporation that Mr. David Ameeraly, died in the plane crash On October 31, 1999, (an Egyptian Boeing 767 Flight 990) with other passengers on board as you can confirm it yourself via the website below http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1999/11/01/iran/main49778.shtml http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1999/11/01/iran/main49778.shtml Most astonishing of my discovery was that, all records bear no next of kin, meaning no member of Mr. David Ameeraly family knows about the deposit therefore ,no member of his family will ever come forward to claim the money, In order for the bank not to transfer the said sum of Seven Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($7,500,000.00) as unclaimed funds to the central bank treasury account, the above stated funds most be claimed immediately by somebody standing in as late Mr. David Ameeraly, Next of Kin, because According to (BENIN REPUBLIC LAW), at the expiration of (Fifteen) years; the money will revert to the ownership of the (BENIN REPUBLIC) Government if nobody applies to claim the fund, This revelation is only known to me because I was his personal account officer before I was posted to become the branch manager , now I seek your collaboration to act as next of kin to late Mr.David Ameeraly to claim the funds and move them into useful investments, we shall split the cash between our self upon the confirmation of the money into your account, I am ready to offer you 35% of the total fund and 60% for me while 5% will be set aside for any expenses might occur during the transaction, Please note that by the virtue of my position in the bank,I have worked out the perfect modality as well as I shall provide the relevant informations and documents for the successful claim and transfer of the funds in the account that will be provided by you, I can not stand in the forefront of this transaction because I work with the bank,that is why I have come to you, for assistance be rest assured that this project involve no risk to you, upon the receipt of your acceptance mail ,I will like you to provide me with the following details, below to my private email,: (1) Your direct mobile/number............... (2) Your name.......................................... (3) country resident address................................. (4) Your private E-mail box.............................. (5) Company name and position............................. Then I shall furnish you with due process of concluding this transaction Without any delay. Send your reply to this email:email@example.com Regards Mr.Michael Favor