This email with the subject "From Mr. Alphonsus G. Bernard" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 07 Jul 2006 08:01:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Alphonsus G. Bernard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
General Manager, Societe General Bank Clozel, Cotonou BÃnin Republic. Dear friend, I am Mr. Alphonsus G. Bernard the General Manager, Societe General Bank,and also a special account officer to a foriegn customer with the bank. He was a Seasoned Contractor with Benin Cement Company in Benin Republic; who unfortunately died in the plane crash of Union Transport Africains Flight Boeing 727 in Cotonou, Benin republic on the december 25,2003. You will read more stories about the crash on visiting this website www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/ Before his death, he has a fixed deposit account with my bank and no other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it. My investigation and a review of the account opening file proved that his supposed next of kin died along with him in the crash. Since then I have made several enquiries to locate any of his extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. I decided to contact you so that I can use my official capacity to attest that you are the bona-fide next of kin so that approval will be given for the release and transfer of the money to an account you will norminate before the fund will be confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank. The account balance is at US$20.6 million. Upon transfer to your account, I have the plan to resign my appointment with the bank so that I can come over to your country for the shearing of the fund with you in the percentage we will agree on. I have the official capacity toperfect the logistics required to ensure a swift approval and hitch free transfer under a well arranged risk free framework. All I require is your honest co- operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. All documents of transaction will be destroyed immedia tely we receive this money leaving no trace to any place. Please reply back to my private email address (mr_alpbern@yahoo. fr) Best regards, Mr. Alphonsus G. Bernard.