This email with the subject "Dear friend, I need your honesty to work with you!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 06 Nov 2006 09:54:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "nana shekiri" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, I need your honesty to work with you!! First and foremost, I must not fail to introduce myself to you, I am Mr. Nana Shekiri Audit and Accounts Manager, Bank International Benin, I am mandated by my colleague to cordinate this transaction, my colleague is also manager in a department of our bank. A Lebanese contractor with X-RAY CONSTRUCTION AND BILLINGS SARL COTONOU-BENIN REPUBLIC, MR. FJJ LAHABI, made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calender months, valued at US$5.2 Million (Five Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I 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, the X-ray Construction & Billings Sarl Cotonou that MR. FJJ LAHABI, died in a plane crash along with his wife. Here is the air crash website= http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/index.html Since we got this information about his death we try every possible means to trace any of his relatives but all effort was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that MR. FJJ LAHABI, did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$5.2 Million is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. According to Laws of Republic of Benin, at the expiration of 7 (seven) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the (BENIN) Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to MR. FJJ LAHABI, since I am here in the bank as your secret insider who will provide every neccessary information concerning MR. FJJ LAHABI, together with his account informations in our bank here. As soon as I confirm your readiness to work with me, I will provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you as the bonafide next of kin, so you should not entertain any atom of fear in this transaction as I am still member and staff of the bank panel that will be charged to investigate the whole process of this inheritance fund transfer, with the personal information that you will give us. Please send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication. 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. I await for your most urgent reply via email, as this transaction is not good to be delayed as we have a poor time frame. Regards. Mr. Nana Shekiri. +229-93745634 Pls do reply urgently, as soon as you receive this letter for more clarification. _________________________________________________________________ Testez Windows Live Mail Beta ! http://www.ideas.live.com/