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From: zuma_barley <>

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 <>, although it may have been spoofed.

 TELE;+229-9764 6938 

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 

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; 

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, 
TELE;+229-9764 6938