This email with the subject "Funds." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 25 Feb 2006 10:07:30 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Joel Kendick Cocouvi" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings, I present my greetings /compliments from Cotonou, Benin. I would like to use this opportunity to share my brief profile with you. My name is Joel Kendick Cocouvi, male, 48years and citizen of Benin. I had worked for 12years with a company known as SHALE TRADING AND TOURS formally owned by Mr. Stephane Khalid , and held the position of account manager and administrative secretary. My former boss Mr. Khalid , wife and two children had perished in an air crash that took place here in Cotonou on, Thursday, December 23,2003. For a reminder, please click on CNN news links: http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/ Purpose of my mail is to share information concerning a fixed deposit made by my boss in a commercial bank here. For the past three years, I have carried extensive search as to locate any of the relation of Mr Khalid but all effort proved unsuccessfully. Meanwhile, since then I have been in position of all relevant documents relating to the deposited sum, but since no one is coming forward to claim this deposit it is certain that by the end of this year 2006, which will be exactly 5years from the time of deposit this amount if remain unclaimed will be forfeited to the state of Benin Republic. It is based on this understanding that I begin to make this move via internet search engine to see if I can see a willing and able partner who will come forward to claim this money as the next of kin. Been a citizen of Benin Republic, I know the steps to take to process the payment in favour of foreign person without any problem. If you consider my proposal, I will be willing to share this fund with you, and the ratio will 60:40; That means 60% for me and 40% for you. The total sum deposited was US$8.5million excluding interest. Kindly indicate your interest and get back to me with return mail and brief profile to enable us proceed without delay. Sincerely yours, Mr. Joel Kendick Cocouvi.