A Scam Email with the Subject "BENEFICIARY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 15 Jul 2004 07:29:16 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF MR TUNDE JIMO Branch Accounts Manager, Prudent Bank Nigeria Limited, Falomo Office Complex, Ikoyo, Lagos. Nigeria. Attn Sir/Madam, On SUNDAY, February 2, 2003, a bomb blast explosion took place on the Lagos Island, right inside My bank; So far a total lost of about US$20.5 million has been recorded, this includes both cash and property of the bank. Please View the Link below: http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/02/03/lagos.explosion/index.html However as the Accounts Manager of the BANK,I discovered Most of our Data on accounts has been lost as well, as there has not been anyback up or network trace even from the HEADQUARTERS;therefore all losses would be artributed to the Explosion. The lagos State Government has taken charges to pay for all losses. I found out i still have Data's of foreign Customers who are contractors in Nigeria and who own accounts with the Branch, Particularly that of an American oil contractor Mr Burke Sean, who was reported Dead in a plane crash[Korean Air Flight 801] with the whole passengers aboard on August 6,1997.And for your perusal you can view this website http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9708/06/guam.passenger.list/ who's contract payments has been Made and would be tranfered to his foreign accounts from the CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, upon our confirmation of his foreign designated account as well as a beneficiary to his funds and payments. Mr Burke Sean, while our customer never left a trace of his next of kin, and His contract Payment which is about US$15M, would be made to no one as we( the bank) has none of his Data/next of kin's contact. My proposal is that I will like you as a foriegner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr Burke Sean so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials, Besides the Bank which i work in has been blown up, i have no Job for now, i have to make a living and only me knows the information so far about this. This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the Attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits which will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the service of an Attorney for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favour for the transfer. A bank account in any part of the world which you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account as payment for his Contract by the CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA upon my submission of the Contract information and your application as his next of kin for us to share in the ratio of 70% for me and 30% for you. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the Attorney and my position as the Branch Accounts Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. 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 invest my share in your country. Your phone and fax number are need for easy communication. Awaiting your urgent response. Your Faithfully Mr Tunde Jimo