A Scam Email with the Subject "TRANSFER BANKE FORMANT NEXT OF KIN" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 26 Jan 2006 12:28:15 -0800 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.
Dear Friend Good day! With warm heart I offer my friendship, and greetings, and I hope this mai= l meets you in good time. However strange or surprising this contact might seem to you, as we have not met personally or had any dealings in the past, I humbly ask that you take due consideration of its importance and immense benefit.I must apologize to you for using this medium to communicate to you about this project. I am sorry if this letter comes to you as an embarrassment but be rest Assured that your particulars of contact was given to me from a very good of friend who work with the Benin chambers of commerce, for reliable and capable foreigner that will handle Confidentially a transfer of huge sum of money,from the Central Bank For West Africa ( B C E A O ), in Cotonou = - Republic Of Benin to a foreign bank account. I am Mr, Michel Sossou African born Beninoir citizen I work n one of the apex bank in Benin and account officer to Late Engr Ali Shaleh, a foreign nationality from Lebenon, who was a petrolium dealer. On 25th December 2003, our late customer Engr Ali Shaleh was involved in = a plane crash in Cotonou when he was trevelling to his country for new year holliday with his family which he lost his life with his wife and two Children.Unfortunately, since we got the information about his sudden death and the ugly incident that occurred, the management of my bank made severalenquiries no Locating any of his extended relatives who can stand = as his Next of Kin to inherit an estate he left behind in our custody but all these several efforts also proved unsuccessful and yielded no Results. As his personal account officer/mentor, I also made concerted efforts aimed at locating a possible Next of Kin to my deceased client but i couldnt locate any one . What I actually want to do is to present you to my bank as a Next of Kin to thedeceased Client of mine to enable us place claims on a total sum of (US$7.300 000), he deposited in my good bank for safe keeping before his untimely death. I am contacting you to assist in repatriating the stated sum he left behind before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank.This intension becomes very urgent due to the fact that the banking laws and policy here in Benin Republic stipulates and provides that if such funds remainsunclaimed for too long, that the Bank is legall= y empowered to freeze such accounts and the fund transferred into the Federal Reserve Account as unclaimed Fund. Recently the Central Bank For West Africa issued a notice of confiscation= , as the account had remained unserviceable since 2003, I was subsequently given a mandate to find and produce any of his Next of Kin to the decease= d or consider the Account frozen. Due to time constrain and the fact that I was unsuccessful in locating any relative to my Client,I then wish to see= k your Consent to present you as the Next of kin to the deceased client of mine. So that theproceeds of this account valued at (US$7.300.000) can be= released through you for our general benefit instead of allowing this sweat get lost in th= e Bank. Bear in mind that we are going to invest the money together in your country as soon as they transfer it into your nominated account all the documents that will back you as the next of kin to late Engr Ali Shaleh will be furnish to you through the lawyer. And when everything is concluded our percentage will be as follows the 50% of the fund is for me why 40% is for you and 10% will be for tax and other things that will com= e up during the transaction. Feel free tocontact me on my private email add= ress stated as follows : firstname.lastname@example.org to enable us commence actions on this deal instantly. Your genuine/honest cooperation is required to enable us achieve this purpose; I guarantee that the entire transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangements. Thanks Yours truly, Mr, HENRY MOOREY --------------------------------------------------- WWW.COM - Where The Web Begins! http://www.www.com/