This email with the subject "Your urgent respond needed,//" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 14 May 2015 23:06:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was =?UTF-8?B?Ik1yLkJlbGxvIEFtdWR1LiI=?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
CRITICAL INVESTIGATION FROM "SPECIAL FRAUD UNIT (SFU)
OF BENIN POLICE OVER SUDDEN DEATH CLAIM
Attention: Hill Burk
Please in a matter of few minutes, confirm to us the authenticity or
otherwise of the claim that the owner of the above email Address is
dead of Cardiac attack necessitating the botched transfer, though
temporarily, of his payment this morning, as a Gift Inheritance to
Mr.Thompson Hollace of United States backed up with a duly executed
Deed of assignment in his favor. Though the transfer was done in the
morning today, but on security information, we intercepted and stopped
the transfer pending satisfactory clarifications on the observed
security irregularities. Our stoppage of the transfer is only for 24
hrs. If there is no response as demanded from you immediately, it will
be deemed acquiescence and authenticated and we therefore will allow
the transfer to flow. But if the death claim is false, quickly send
the rebuttal to us with a reconfirmation of details as below stated:
(3)Telephone numbers :
As soon as you have sent that to us by email, then give me a brief
call to confirm receipt of the mail or otherwise.:Reply to this
Commissioner of Police in charge of,
Special Fraud Unit, SFU, Benin Repubilc
13,saint-jean cotonou ,Benin .