This email with the subject "FROM BARRISTER CHARLES WILLIAMS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 11 Apr 2007 05:11:52 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "charles williams" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
BARRISTER charles williams NO116 ATACAMA WAY AIR PORTEXTENSION COTONOU.BENIN REPUBLIC TELEPHONE 00229-972-81073;00229-229-90226. FAX 00229-229-0092. E_mail address(firstname.lastname@example.org) Dear greg ,As it may interest you to know, I got your impressive information through the business directory at chamber of commerce and Industry here in cotonou benin republic, where I was seaching for a good reliable contact which I will entrust this business oppurtunity into his control.
I was elated when I saw your address and I picked a keen interest with confidence to solicit for your help in executing this oppurtunity. However, I was moved to contact you base on the present situation of this oppurtunity which I may say that it is God given time offer.There was this foreigner who lived here in cotonou benin republic long ago called Mr Uwe Storey,( a German) and it happen that the man registered to me as his private personal attorney.Unfortunately the man died with hisentire family in an auto crash in Lome -Togo on 30th Apri l, 2000.
Owing to the death of this man, his bank called on me for his balance with the bank as his attorney since January 2001, to invite his relatives to come and claim the money. I tried all I could to trace his family but all my efforts proved abortive, then from January this year 2004 till now the bank has been presurising me to look for his family because they realise that a lot of swindlers have been forwarding application to claim the money as his next of kin but it happen that after much verification they will find out that those people were rogues because they cannot provide a enough evidence to prove that they were his relative.
However, I have decided to use you as his next of kin to claim the money for our own personal use as it happen that his relatives were not available up till now and I have all his documented memo in my file which will back you up before the bankas his next of kin. I will still obtain a genuine legal backing with your name which will place you in the position of the bonafide "Next of kin" to the deceased.
Furthermore, the amount involved is ($21.000,000.00) Twenty One Million United State Dollars. If my proposal interest you, then you will have to furnish me with your full name and address which I will use to secure the legal documents. And as soon as I received your address, I will form an application which will be submitted to the deceased bank as his next of kin.
After due verification and clarification by the correspondent branch of the bank where the whole money will be remitted from to your own designated bank account. Be rest assured that there is no risk involved as I have perfected and made the neccessary arrangements to back you up in claiming the fund.
Finally, you have to maintain the high secrecy this business demands as the bank does not know that I am usingyou to claim the money. I will compensate you with 25% of the total money for your help and assistance. I will invest my own part of the money in your country base on your advice. And 10% is mapped out for expences and tax that might be paid to your country on remittance of the fund to your account.
You can now forward your address and your full name and I will furnish you with more details as soon asyou reply this mail. Thanks as I await your reply ; E_mail address email@example.com)
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