A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM JONES MAYOR" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 25 Feb 2006 07:29:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF MR JONES MAYOR. AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING MANAGER, PAN-BANK BENIN REPUBLIC COTONOU BENIN WEST AFRICA. Hello Dear I am the AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING MANAGER PAN-BANK BENIN REPUBLIC(P.B.B)here in COTONOU BENIN.I got your contact in course of my inquiry for the family tree......of my decease client who die some years back and there is no one to claim his fund here in Benin republic west Africa as he failed to provide correct information when he made this deposit sum of US$25m dollars (TWENTY FIVE MILLION US DOLLARS)I seek your help to claim the fund into your Account as the beneficary next of kin. The reason for this is to inherit a Contracts Payment Deposits of which the Deceased left in PAN-BANK BENIN REPUBLIC Here in my country Cotonou Benin. Since i got information about his death,we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless some body comes for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidlings and laws, but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking law and guidline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five years, the money will be transfered into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occassioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Béninois cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. I therefore agree that 30% of this money will be for you as a respect to the provision of a foriegn account,10% will be set aside for any expenses that may incurred during the business and 60% would be for me Thereafter,I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage indicated Therefore,to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you, Your full contact address private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where in the fund will be remitted. Upon receipt of your reply, I will send it to the bank for approval,I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer of the fund before contacting you. You should therefor contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter.Through my privert E-mail: email@example.com Trusting to hear from you immediately. Yours Faithfully, MR JONES MAYOR. My privert E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org