A Scam Email with the Subject "ASSISTANT NEEDED (BARR, JEFF MARCOS.)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 12 Sep 2006 06:01:25 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Jeff Marcos <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
JEFF MARCOS &CO.CHAMBERS ATTORNEYS&COUNSELORS AT LAW FEDERAL HIGH COURT BENIN WHITE-HOUSE BUILDING, 78 DEGBAGO CRESCENT, COTONOU REPUBLIC OF BENIN. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir /Madam. I barrister Jeff Marcos have decided to bestow this trust on you, which I pray you will not ignore or betray. I apologize in advance for any inconveniences this may cause you. I am Barrister Jeff Marcos the Personal Attorney to late Mr George K.Marshal, who was a contractor here in Benin Rep.Who, on December 2003, with his entire family were perished in the Air-Crash on board From Cotonou.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3348109.stm As a matter of fact, my client made a fixed deposit Amount, valued at (USD$17.7M) with Reliance Bank here in Benin Rep, and upon the duration time of their agreement, his bank started contacting him but no response. Consequently, the Bank issued me a notice to provide the next of kin to the deceased as his personal attorney, or have his account confiscated after four years, as it is in the law of this country. Since then, I have made several contacts to His Countries Embassy in order to locate any of my clients extended relatives, which had also been unsuccessful. Since I have been unsuccessful 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 none of his relatives were no where to be found so that the proceeds of this account valued at $17.7m could be transferred into your account, thereafter, we will both share it in percentage according to our contributions to boost the success of this great transaction. I have all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up all the claims we will make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us making this great benefiting transaction successfully. 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 as soon as possible through my mail: email@example.com also to enable us discusses further the progress of this business. With best wishes, Hon: Jeff Marcos. (esq.) Senior advocate of Benin (SAB).