Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Please do not ignore

From: Dr Benard Obi <>

This email with the subject "Please do not ignore" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:56:07 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Dr Benard Obi <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Greetings Dear Friend,

I am Dr. Bernad Obi, The Auditor in charge of Foreign Remittance Department of
a Bank in the Commercial city of Cotonou, Benin Republic.

This is a very confidential proposition for you. On July 21st 2003,an
Importer of Textiles  and Automobiles for the past Thirteen years made
a numbered time  (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at
ten million seven hundred thousand  United States Dollars
(US$10.7musd) in my branch.

Upon maturity on July 20th 2004 as his Credit Officer, I sent a
routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.

After a month, we sent a reminder and finally I discovered from his
employees, that Client was one of the passengers who died with his
entire family in the ill-fated plane crash involving a UTA Boeing 727
Chartered Flight that took off from Cotonou Benin Republic and crashed
into Atlantic Ocean on Thursday 25th December 2003.

For further details of the Plane Crash, Please Visit, further investigations,
and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless.

Again, I made further investigation and discovered that the Client did
not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official
documents, including his Bank Deposit paper work in my Bank.

This sum of ten million seven hundred thousand United States Dollars
(US$10.7 million USD) is still sitting in my Bank no one will ever
come forward to claim it.

According to the national Banking ethics, codes and Laws, at the
expiration of fifteen (15) 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 the deceased.

This is simple, I will like you to respond immediately with your full
names and contact information so as I will send to you a specimen copy
of an application form which you will refill and send to the bank
putting claim over the said balance with the bank as the bonafide next
of kin to the deceased.

The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio
of 50% for me and 40% for you, while 5% will be set aside for any
expenses that may arise in the process of transferring this fund into
your chosen/nominated bank account you wish to receive it, and 5% to
the motherless and the needy in your country.

Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and
relevant information.

Please send to me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication, oral discussion and more directives on what next to do. Reply to my private email: (

You should observe utmost confidentiality and be 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 which
you will be the arrow head of the investment.

I must not fail to tell you that this transaction is totally risk free
and legitimate as far as you can follow up with my instructions and
directives as an insider here in the bank, so, don't have any fear in
you about the transaction.
I Await your urgent reply.

Thanks and God bless.

Dr.Bernad Obi