A Scam Email with the Subject "I await your response" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 15 Jul 2004 19:37:46 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "BARRISTER PETER BENSON" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am BARRISTER PETER BENSON, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mr. Patrick. a Citizen of your country, who used to work with Total Development Company here in Dakar Senegal. Here in after shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2001, my client, his wife and their only son were involved in a car accident Cove town, Ireland. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost there lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in Transfering the Assets and Capitals, valued at US$10.5million left behind by my client before they get confisicated or declared unserviceable by the Security Finance Company where this huge deposits were lodged. The said Security Finance Company which is located overseas, has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confisicated within the next fourteen official working days. Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over 2 years now, I seek the consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased, since you are of the same Nationality, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Therefore,on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss the sharing ratio and modalities for transfer. I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for the claim. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction 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 through this email or call me on +221-5181745 for more details. Best regards, BARRISTER PETER BENSON