This email with the subject "Partnership" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 18 Jun 2010 02:51:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Inspector John" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is Inspector John Quenum, I am the controller General of the Foreign Transfer Inspectorate Division of Ministry of Finance Benin.
I am writing to you regarding the funds in the amount of $M3.252,000.00 (Three Million Two Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand US Dollars) which has been kept pending for a period of long time without being transferred to you the beneficiary.
I discovered the funds transaction through our Foreign Transfer Monitoring Network so I decided to contact you based on the previous delays you have encountered at the past due to lots of demands from the Benin and west African Authorities.
My aim of contacting you now is, I want to go into partnership with you, which I will use my position here as the Controller General to instruct the bank to quickly release the transfer to your bank account.
As soon as I instruct the bank in regards to the transfer, they will not hesitate to effect the transfer to your bank account without any delay.
But before I do it, I will want to inform you that my shear of the funds will be 30% and 70% for you the owner of the funds, that means, as soon as the funds is confirmed into your account, I will come over to your country at once for the shearing.
This partnership will be done with total confidentiality in a climate of trust and sincerity because I will not like in a situation where I will help you receive your funds and after you receive it, you then turn to sit on my own shear of the total funds.
If you know you cannot be sincere with me on the percentage ratio, then you can ignore this proposal but if you know you are willing to partner with me in trust and sincerity, then you reply as soon as possible so we can get it done at once.
Please, this is my office webmail, it is been monitored by the Foreign Exchange Control webmaster, you should reply on my private email account for the confidentiality of this transaction.
You should reply at firstname.lastname@example.org
Send me your personal information, both your private phone and country of origin so I can be able to call you as soon as possible.
Waiting your urgent reply.
Your friend and Partner,
Inspector John Quenum.