This email with the subject "GREETINGS TO YOU FROM SIMON TAKA." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 28 Feb 2007 00:58:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "simon taka" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
GREETINGS TO YOU FROM SIMON TAKA.
PLEASE READ MY MAIL AND REPLY ME THROUGH MY ALTERNATIVE WHICH IS (email@example.com)
I am Simon Taka the only son of late Paul Taka the managing Director of DUBE petroleum company in Cotonu capital city of Benin I must confess my agitation is real, and my words is my bond, in this proposal. My late father was a petroleum marchant and because of his sucess in this field also because his wealth, his business associate in the field was very envy and family friend also was against him. After death of my mother when she was giving birth in 1985, when i was
two years old(2yrs) because these my father has a great love for me.as his only son my confides a lot in me because he know that a day will come when i have manage his vast wealth but the relationship painfuly did not last. This is a story that seems like a fiction to me but today i am facing
the reality of being an orphan who is also being hunted by men of wicked principles hence tragidy does not alter fact but fact remains when other hopes has being shatterd.
On the year two thousand (2004yr) after my father came back from a
meeting he was complainig of stomach upset he was rushed to the hospital
along the line the doctor comfirmed that he was poisend,he died two days
later but before his last breath he disclosed to an amount fifteen
million dollars($15 million) he deposited with a bank here in Benin.it is
on this note that I am contacting you, all I needed from you is to
furnish me with your bank particulars:
1) Account name
2) Account number
3) Bank address, telephone and fax number
For you to assist me transfer this money in your private bank account,
the said amount is (fifteen Million Dollars) $15 Million.
I am compensating you with 15 % of the total money
amount, now all my hope is banked on you and I really wants to invest
this money in your country, were there is stability of Government,
political and economic welfare.
Honestly I want you to believe that this transaction is real and never a joke.
My late father Chief FARMS gave me the photocopies of the certificate
of deposit issued to him by the (BANK) on the date of deposit,for you to
be clarify because, I do not expose my self to anybody I see, I believe
that you are able to keep this transaction secret for me because this
money is the hope of my life, it is important.
Please reply me immediately after you must have gone through my message fill free and make it urgent. That is the reason why I offered you 15 % of the total money amount, and in case of any other necessary expenses you might incur during this transaction.
N.B Try and negotiate for me some profitable blue chip investment opportunities which is risky free which I can invest with this money when it is transferred to your account, personally I am interested in estate management and hotel business, please advise me. Reply me back immediately you receive this message formore explanation. And promisse me to be a father considering my situationan and not to betray me and also accept me to belong to your family once again i want to have a family.
NB: my late father used me the only son as the beneficiary / next of kin on the day of deposit and also told me to look for a foreign assistant or a foreigner with a legitimate bank Account abroad who will stand as co-beneficiary and partner abroad. Please you are advised to reply me througth my alternative email address which is (firstname.lastname@example.org) for urgent reply.
Thanks and God bless