Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Awaiting your urgent reply.

From: nouelsilvestre <>

This email with the subject "Awaiting your urgent reply." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 20 Mar 2011 21:53:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was nouelsilvestre <>, although it may have been spoofed.

From: Mr. Nouel Silvestre.

Cotonou, Republique du Benin.


I am Mr. Nouel Silvestre, principal treasury officer with my bank. I have decided to contact you through this medium based on a business proposal, which will be of mutual benefit to both of us. I discovered your email through comprehensive web email search on directory so I decided to contact you. I know this might sound like scam to you because of a lot of activities going on in the internet today. But I assure you that this is real.


I am the personal accounts manager to one of our late client, a national of your country, who used to work with an oil servicing company here in Republique du Benin, the late client made a numbered time (fixed) deposited for twelve calendar months, valued at us$16,500,000.00 (Sixteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, we 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, Benin Oil Corporation that my client died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he did not leave a will and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that the deceased person did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents, including his bank deposit paperwork.


This sum of (us$ 16,500,000.00) is still sitting in the bank and the interest is rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will come forward to claim it. According to the Republique du Benin law, at the expiration of 5{five} years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Benin government if nobody applies to claim the funds.


Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to deceased person for the fact that you have same last name with him so that this money will not be reverted by the government. If this request matches with your inward intention for success and greatness, then you are urged to make a quick response indicating your interest and readiness to participate and work with me to make this successful.


Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to my share for investment in your country. in your return mail, please do forward me your following information if you are willing to complete this deal with me, to enable me put the total fund in your name for claim as the next of kin to the deceased person:


Your full name:

Your contact address:

Your phone number:

Your age:


Awaiting your urgent reply.



Mr. Nouel Silvestre.