This email with the subject "Service Required from Benjamin Oshioke" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 02 Aug 2006 22:26:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR.BENJAMIN OSHIOKE" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
AMALGAMATED BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA(ABSA) RODEPOORT BRANCH,JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Benjamin Oshioke credit officer of Amalgamated Bank Of South Africa. I have a concealed business for you.I got your contact over the internet as a trustworthy and reliable person. please pay attention and understand my reason of contacting you today through this medium.Late Mr. Morris Thompson and his family ,happen to be among the passengers who unfortunately lost their lives in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261, which crashed on January 31 2000. You may read more about the crash by visiting this C.N.N News internet website. http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/ I need your assistance to secure the fixed deposit made by Late. Morris Thompson on the 20th dec.1999 for 24 calendar months to the value of $10,500,000(ten million five hundred thousand United State Dollars)in my branch.Upon maturity in 2001 i was notified of his involvment in a plane crash with his immediate family.When going through Mr. Morris Thompson's deposit forms application i discovered that Mr.Kahal did not declare any next of kin in his official papers.He also confided in me the last time he was at my office before he South Africa that,none of his family members knew of his deposit in my bank that he wanted it to be a surprize to his family in future.As i write this email to you,$10,500,000(ten million five hundred thousand United State Dollars)is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it because our client was involved in the plane crash with the wife and only daughter. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration of six years the funds will revert to the ownership of the South African Government if nobody comes forward to claim the funds.Against this backdrop,my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Late.Morris Thompson so that you will be able to receive the funds.I will give you 45% of the total sum for your coperation in this matter.I will give you more details,on your positive response.I have put all modalities in place to have this deal executed i just need your cooperation. Yours Faithfully, Mr.Benjamin Oshioke.