A Scam Email with the Subject "From Dr Musa Limson" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 11 Apr 2006 03:12:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM DR MUSA LIMSON. ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING DEPT MANAGER, AFRICA DEVELOPMENT BANK-COTONOU, REPUBLIC OF BENIN.WEST AFRICA. I am Dr MUSA LIMSON the manager of Accounting and Auditing dept at the Africa development bank-COTONUO, BENIN REPUBLIC.I am writing following the impressive information about you through an internet business proposal. In my department I discovered an abandoned sum of $18.5 M, Us dollars in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in 26/December/2004 IN THE TSUNAMI EARTQUAKE DISASTER. Read the full article t:<http://seattlepi.nwsource. com/local/206097_mccumber01.html> Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we can not release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the decease as indicated in our banking guidelines and laws, but unfortunately I learnt that allhis supposed next of kin or relation died along side with him at the plane clash leaving no body behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I decided to make this business proposal to you and so that the bank will release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after Five years, the money will be transferred into the bank treasure as unclaimed fund. The request of a foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Beninois cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. I agree that 40% of this money will be for you as a foreign partner, inrespect to the provision of a foreign account, 10% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 50% will be for me. There after I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relation or next or kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where in the money will be remitted. Upon receipt of your reply, i will send to you by fax or email the text of the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this business is hicth-free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as allrequired arrangements have been made for the transfer. Trusting to hear from you immediately. Yours faithfully, Dr Musa Limson