This email with the subject "My Compliments" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 12 Aug 2004 01:10:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
KOFFI & CO. CHAMBERS SOLICITORS & ADVOCATE. 06 BP 1409 AKPAKPA DODOMEY, COTONOU - BENIN REPUBLIC. TEL:00229-289-989. My friend, I humbly crave your indulgence in sending you this mail,if the contents does not meet with your personal and business ethics,I appologise in advance. I am Mr. barrister Rufai Koffi , am an advocate and solicitor at law. However, I was moved to contact you base on the present situation of this oppurtunity which i may say that it is god given time offer. there is a foreigner who lived here in cotonou Benin long ago , and it happen that the man registered to me as his private/personal attorney. HE WAS A FISHERMAN AS WELL AS A ONE TIME SECRET AGENT IN LIFTING OIL TO OVERSEAS FOR OUR FORMER MINISTERS. IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, 2000. MY CLIENT DIED WITH HIS WIFE AND THEIR ONLY DAUGHTER WHEN THEIR SHIP CAPSIZED IN HIGH SEA. But my client made a fixed dopsit valued at (USD$5.9M) and upon the maturity this bank started contacting him but no response. Conseqently, the bank issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated after four years, as the law of this land says. Since then I have made several enquiries to your Embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over two years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you are from the same country and also bears the same surname, so that the proceeds of this account valued at $5.9m can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money. I have arranged all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make waiting for your permission to submit them to the bank on your behalf for the approval of the payment. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me both through email (email@example.com) and phone:(+ 229 28 99 89)to enable us discuss further. FINALLY,YOU HAVE TO MAINTAIN THE HIGH SECRECY THIS BUSINESS DEMANDS AS THE BANK DOES NOT KNOW THAT I AM USING YOU TO CLAIM THE MONEY ON MY OWN, BESIDES, I WILL COMPENSATE YOU WITH 30% OF THE TOTAL MONEY FOR YOUR HELP AND ASSISTANCE. AND YOU WILL STILL HELP ME AGAIN, BECAUSE I WANT TO INVEST MY OWN PART OF THE MONEY IN YOUR COUNTRY BASE ON YOUR ADVICE. THANKS AS I AWAIT FOR YOUR REPLY. BEST REGARDS, BARRISTER RUFAI KOFFI. +184.108.40.206. KOFFI ESQ. __________________________________________________________________ Get Tiscali Broadband From £15:99 http://www.tiscali.co.uk/products/broadband