This email with the subject "business proposal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 01 Oct 2007 17:21:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was George Apia <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
--------------------------------- Need a vacation? Get great deals to amazing places on Yahoo! Travel. --0-743330295-1191284433=:22477 Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit <DIV>From Mr George Apia..<BR>Personal Assistance To The Director,<BR>Omega Finance Security Company,<BR>Cotonou Benin Republic </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Dear Friend, </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Pleasure writing to you at this moment of the day,i am Mr George Apia, the Personal Assistance To The director Of The Above Mentioned Security Company in Cotonou-Benin Republic. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I deem it fit to contact you regarding to a transaction that will favour both of us at the end, and i got your contact in my search for a reputable and reliable person to help me claim the fund in question. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I discovered the sum of Fifteen million three hundred thousand United States Dollars (USD15.300M) belonging to a deceased customer of this Security Company,the fund has been lying in asuspence Vault as a family treasure without anybody coming to put claim over the money since the Owner late Coporal Fredrik Whisky,from Sierra-Leone, who was involved in the December 25th Benin plane crash. </DIV> <DIV>Here is the air crash </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>website.http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/index.html<BR>The said (fund) registered as(FAMILY TREASURE) is now ready for transfer to our foriegn Vault account whose owner will be portrayed as the beneficiary and next of kin to the deceased customer of the Security Company. </DIV> <DIV>The foriegn Vault account owner will impost himself/herself as the next of kin to the deceased and respond positively like a true next of kin who wishes to speed up the release and transfer of his inherited (FAMILY TREASURE). </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>If the over due family treasure if not claimed by the end of next quarter, the government of the Federal Republic of Benin will take over the ownership of the treasure in line with the Federal Edict Act of 1979. I do not want the government to take over the ownership of this <BR>Treasure, that is why I contacted you for us to do the deal together, so that i <BR>will portray you as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased whose name is Coporal Fredrik <BR>Whisky. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>If you accept to carry out this project with me, i will offer you 40% of the total sum, while I take 60% of the total sum.Upon your acceptance to do this deal with me, i will jointly effect the transfer within eight working days. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Be rest assured that, this transaction carries no risk and no extra responssibilities on your part, except the above mentioned roles and normally you will be required to maintain absolute information and absolute secrecy throughout the duration of this transaction, because discussing it with a third party might jeopardise the entire transaction. </DIV> <DIV>Before we proceed in this great deal,i want you to forward to me ASAP the following information below as to establish a mutual understanding; </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>1)Your Residential/Office Address. </DIV> <DIV>2)Your Telephone/Fax Number.<BR>3)Your profession.<BR>4)Your Age/Marital status. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I am looking forward to receiving your interesting response on this project as this will greatly enrich the both of us at the end. </DIV> <DIV><BR>Your acceptance email should be sent to my Private Email Address:<B>email@example.com</B></DIV> <DIV><B> </DIV></B> <DIV>Best Regards, </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Mr George Apia</DIV> <DIV> <HR SIZE=1> Looking for a deal? <A href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=47094/*http://farechase.yahoo.com/;_ylc=X3oDMTFicDJoNDllBF9TAzk3NDA3NTg5BHBvcwMxMwRzZWMDZ3JvdXBzBHNsawNlbWFpbC1uY20-">Find great prices on flights and hotels</A> with Yahoo! FareChase.</DIV><p>  <hr size=1>Need a vacation? <a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=48256/*http://travel.yahoo.com/;_ylc=X3oDMTFhN2hucjlpBF9TAzk3NDA3NTg5BHBvcwM1BHNlYwNncm91cHMEc2xrA2VtYWlsLW5jbQ--">Get great deals to amazing places </a>on Yahoo! Travel. --0-743330295-1191284433=:22477--