This email with the subject "Good day" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:10:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr Johnson Ben"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Royal House Chambers Solicitors & Advocates Block 2, Flat 5,blvarb Rd, PMB 441,Lome Togo, With Due Respect, I AM BARRISTER JOHNSON BEN OF ROYAL HOUSE CHAMBERS PRINCIPAL/PARTNER , LEGAL PRACTITIONER/NOTARIES REPUBLIC TOGO , I am personal attorney to Late DR WILLIAMS PAGE an American who used to work with Togo shell Company here in Lome Togo.He used to be my client .On the 25th of February 2008, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a car accident along Togo to Ghana Road.All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. on February 2008.After the unfortunate incident, I have made several inquiries to his Embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but to no avail, hence I contacted you for your assistance .My client when in Togo 6years ago invested in the construction of private refinery& jetty in Togo, unfortunately, he could not achieve this all until his untimely death 3 years ago. Documents in respect to that are with me. Prior to his untimely death, as his Attorney, he did tell me about the money he deposited in one of the international commercial banks here in TOGO.He deposited the sum of US$14.5 Million dollars in the bank. I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposit were lodged. Due to the present Capitalization exercise by the UNION TOGOLAISE DE BANQUE PLC.(UTB) stating that all commercial banks in the country must increase their capital base to 250billion our local currency before the end of this year, all banks are now busy looking for money to meet up with the deadline. It is on this note that the bank issued me a notice to provide the next of kin of my client or have the account confiscated. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 3 years now. I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased. Upon the conclusion of the transaction, the funds will be shared as follows:- 50% to me, 30% to you, 15% to charitable organisation to assist the needy people who lost properties and loved ones, less privilege e.t.c, while 5% will be for expenses or tax as your government may require. I intend to effect the transfer within a few weeks from the date of receipt of the following information: 1)Your full names 2)company’s name 3)Address 4)Telephone and Fax numbers I will on my side procure all the necessary legal documents required to back you up as the next of kin to the deceased. I require your honest cooperation; Trust and Sincerity to enable me 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. Finally, I want you to know that there are some fraudulent mails of such that are been sent to people at times over the net, I am using this opportunity to inform you about that. I also want to inform you that this is very real. But if you are not comfortable with it, please do not bother to reply. Please get in touch with me by my email (email@example.com)to enable me discuss further. Also I will like you to come down here if it will be easy for you to do that so that you can carry out an on the ground assessment and sign the final document to release the money and transfer to your foreign account. Best regards, Johnson Ben (esq), Senior Advocate, International Legal Practitioner Johnson Ben chambers & Financial Attorney Chamber Address: Block 2, Flat 5,blvarb Rd, PMB 441,Lome Togo. Mobil Tel: +228-9027-6812 Office Tel: +228-2234-8153 Fax: +228-2251-046.