This email with the subject "INHERITANCE TRANSFER/INVESTMENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 18 Oct 2006 10:34:46 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was zuma_barley <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
MR ZUMA BARLEY AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING DEPT, CONTINENTAL TRUST BANK BENIN(CTBB) COTONOU-BENIN REPUBLIC TELE;+229-9764 6938 Dear Pleasure writing to you at this moment of the day, I am Mr Zuma Barley ,the director incharge of auditing and accounting Dept. of CONTINENTAL TRUST BANK BENIN(CTBB) in Cotonou,Benin Republic.I deem it fit to contact you regarding an inactive/dormant account fund that will benefit both of us at the end, if parties involved will take restrait and maintain absolute secrecy,honesty and intergrity. I got your contact in my search for a reputable and reliable person to particularly assist me to claim the fund in question. During auditing, in our bank at the end of last fiscal year, We discovered the sum of (US$8.1M) eight million one hundred thousand United States dollars in a dormant account belonging to an international businessman based here in benin republic who was involved in the December 25th Benin plane crash. I kept this information(secret) confidential within my jurisdiction to enable us submit claims and transfer this fund through trustworthy person whom we shall present to our bank as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased. http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/index.html Our investigations so far clearly reveals that there is no immediate survivor or even a relation to the deceased and as such,there is no immediate next of kin for further claims of the deceased fund as we have long been expecting someone to come forward with an applications.Further informations /verifications from reliable sources too have confirmed that the deceased customer supposed next of kin were all in the plane with him died with him. This fund is now ready for transfer into a foreign account, whose owner will be portrayed to our bank as the beneficiary and a next of kin to the deceased customer. The foreign account owner will impost himself approprietly 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 process of his inherited fund.Kindly be aware too that if the over-due fund if not claimed by the end of next quarter, the National Treasury and Bills of Benin will take over the ownership of the fund in line with the National Edict Act of 1979. We do not want this to happen as it will not augur to our best interest, having worked all our lives in the banking sector, that is why I contacted you for us to do the deal together with absolute confidence, so that you will be portrayed as the bonafide beneficiary and an immediate next of kin to the deceased. I will give you further directives, advice and all needed informations required for this transaction as soon as I receive your positive response. Similarly,if you accept to carry out this transaction with us, we have resolved offering to you 30% of the total sum as commission, extra 10% of all proceeds to be generated from subsequent profit-viable investments projects and you will be compensated with an executive office in the project.The first-phase shall be a five (5) year irrevocable contractual business partnership. We will invest 50% of our shares into your firm if you already have one provided that is profit orientated. 5% of the total fund will be set aside to re-imburse all expenses incurred in this course of this transaction. This transfer will automatically be affected within 7 working days. Be rest assured that with the underground work i have laid so far,that this transaction carries no risk and no extra burdens on your part, except the above mentioned nominal roles you are required to fulfill and similarly will be required to maintain absolute information secrecy throughout the duration of this transaction,because discussing and exhibiting it with a third party might jeopardise the entire transaction. I will give you directives and all needed information as soon as I receive your positive response.Kindly understand that we could not carry out this fund-transfer on our own, based on the simple facts that we are civil servants and presently bank staffs and this office excludes us from operating foreign accounts,moreover,conducting such magnanimous transaction from the same place where we belong to/coming from will raise eyebrows on our side and the truth is that this fund belongs to a foreigner,and as such demands same as next of kin. If you are intrested to handle this project,you can reply back to my office or my private email;email@example.com I am looking forward to receiving your interesting response on this project as this will greatly enrich the both of us at the end. please you are required to reply this message as a matter of neccessity. Best regards, MR ZUMA BARLEY INHERITANCE TRANSFER/INVESTMENT TELE;+229-9764 6938