Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: KIA KIA <>

This email with the subject "ASSISTANCE NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 21 Jun 2007 03:22:03 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was KIA KIA <>, although it may have been spoofed.

From: Barrister Douglas Francois  Kia,
Government Recognized Attorney &
Consultants,Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Tel: +229 97 878845
Dear Sir,
My Name is Barrister Douglas Francois Kia from Benin Republic ,  I am the attorney to Dr.Michael Hawkins,a United States Of America Citizen  and a great industrialist in Benin Republic, who deposited the sum of $8.5 Million United States dollars in a Bank here in Benin Republic ( Bank Of Africa Benin ). Unfortunately, he lost his life in a plane crash here    which Happened  on December 26 2003 here in Benin International airport , including his wife and  two   children, all died in the crash .  You can read more of this news about the crash on visiting the web site.
I am seeking your co-operation to claim this fund as I am his direct  attorney & as well the Bank of Africa  attorney , so that the bank will release the funds to your account. There is practically no risk involved, the transaction will be executed under due arrangements  that will protect us  from any breach of law.
As the attorney that arranged the deposit for Late Dr Michael Hawkins, I have always maintained a good relationship with the bank and can work out the change of ownership of this fund to your name easily , so that we can  claim it and mutually  share the funds on a ratio basis. If you are interested please indicate by immediate reply so that I will not look for another person, also send to me your full name and address, private phone and fax numbers so that we can proceed immediately. It will Never take us much time to actualize this depending on your acceptability .
I have a good relationship with the bank generally   to transfer the fund to  your account, as soon as the fund is transferred  to country I will come down immediately . I am prepared to give you 40 % of the whole sum when received in your bank account . Bear in mind,all relating to this transaction will be legally followed and I will use my influence to back up the transaction till we sucessfully acheive the transfer. Call me  immediately you receive this mail: via phone number  +229 97 878845. This message is Extremely Genuine please.
Awaiting your urgent response.
Barrister Douglas  Francois Kia

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