This email with the subject "FROM THE DESK OF Mr. John Benson" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 04 Nov 2006 01:46:13 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
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FROM THE DESK OF Mr. John Benson 24 CREEK APAPA,LAGOS NIGERIA. DIRECT MOBILE NUMBER:234-8053559210 EMAIL- ADDRESS:firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir/MadamI am Mr. John Benson, An Accountant Officer in a bank here in Nigeria. I am contacting you of a business transfer, of a huge sum of money from a deceased account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that everything has been taken care off, and all will be well at the end of the day.I decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction.
I am the account officer of a foreigner named Gerald Nourry,He was among the victim of the bomb explosion that took place on 5th February 2002 Lagos Nigeria.Who is a national of your country and an oil consultant/contractor with via Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) my client deposited thesum of US$15.5Million dollars (Fifteen. five million Dollars)in a bank here in Nigeria. On maturity, after some months I couldn't hear from my client again and finally I discovered from his contract employee(Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas) indicating that my Client was among the victim of the bomb explosion.
And it was clear that he died without making a will to any of his relation with my office. All attempts have been made to see if I could get any of his relation but all of no available. I therefore decided to look for a foreigner bearing the same name with my Client who will stand as his next ofkin to claim this fund.
The total sum of US$15.5million, is still in the Bank.No one will come and claim it except the next ofkin to my Client. And according to Nigerian banking law, after four years,the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government. If the account owner is certified death and no body comes forward to claim it.
This is the situation, and my plan is looking for a foreigner who will stand in as the eneficiary/next of kin. This is simple. All you have to do is to send me Your company name and address if any, Your telephone and fax numbers which I will use to process and procure all the legal papers/documents that backs you up as the true next of kin to my client and I will submit it to the Finance house for proper Claim of the fund and we are going to share in the ratio of (65%for I. 35% for you.)If you are interested, please reply and be rest assured
that this transaction could be most profitable for both of us. I am waiting for your quiet reply. Respectfully, Mr John Benson _________________________________________________________________Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! Download today it's FREE! http://messenger.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200471ave/direct/01/