This email with the subject "HELLO!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 20 Jan 2006 04:44:32 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr Patrick" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MR.PATRICK ALI DIRECTOR INCHARGE OF AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT, CONTINENTAL TRUST BANK, COTONOU-BENIN REPUBLIC GOOD DAYPleasure writing to you at this moment of the day, I am Mr.PATRICK ALI the director incharge of auditing and accounting Unit of Continental Trust Bank in Cotonou-Benin Republic.
I and my colleagues deem it fit to contact you regarding to a transaction that will favour both of us at the end, and i got your contact in my search for a reputable and reliable person to help me claim the fund in question.
We discovered the sum of fiffteen million United States Dollars (USD15M) belonging to a deceased customer of this bank.
The fund has been lying in asuspence account without anybody coming to put claim over the money since the account owner late Mr. David Van Buskirk from San Diego, who was involved in the December 25th Benin plane crash.
Here is the air crash website http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/index.htmlThe said fund is now ready for transfer to a foriegn account whose owner will be portrayed as the beneficiary and next of kin to the deceased customer of the bank.
The foriegn account owner will impost himself as the next of kin to the deceased and respond positively like a true next of kin who wishes to speed up the release and transfer of his inherited fund.
If the over due fund if not claimed by the end of next quarter, the government of the Federal Republic ofBenin will take over the ownership of the fund in line with the Federal Edict Act of 1979.
We do not want the government to take over the ownership of this money, that is why I contacted you for us to do the deal together, so that we will portray you as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased whose name is Mr. David Van Buskirk.
If you accept to carry out this project with us, we will offer you 30% of the total sum, while I and my colleagues involved will take 70% of the total sum.
Upon your acceptance to do this deal with us, we will jointly effect the transfer within eight working days.
Be rest assured that, this transaction carries no risk and no extra responssibilities on your part, except the above mentioned roles and normally you will be required to maintain absolute information and absolute secrecy throughout the duration of this transaction, because discussing it with a third party might jeopardise the entire transaction.
I am looking forward to receiving your interesting response on this project as this will greatly enrich the both of us at the end.
You may contact me through this alternative email:firstname.lastname@example.org Best Regards, Mr Patrick Ali TEL+229-97139 600.