This email with the subject "YOU ARE CHOSEN" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 21 Jan 2007 09:45:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Mr Marras Mbeti the director in charge of Auditing and Accounting
Department of african development bank Benin in West Africa, and also the account
officer of Mr.Hassain Balhas Ghadar,(the MD Menemenlioglu construction sarl) of Lebanese Origin.
Unfortunately he died in the plane crash of Union Transport Africaines Flight Boeing 727 in Cotonou Benin Republic on the December 25,2003. You may read more stories about the crash on visiting these websites:
http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash Before his death on the 25th December 2003, Mr.Hassain Balhas Ghadar had a
fixed deposit account with the bank and no other person outside the
bank knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved that his supposed next of kin died along with him in the crash. Since then I have made several enquiries to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.
After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you.
I contacted you to assist in transffering the money left behind by my client to your nominated account before the bank confiscates the fund.
Consequently, since l have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 5 weeks now. I seek your consent, to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$9.6 million can be paid into your account and thereafter you and l can share the money.70% to me and my colleagues 30% to you.We shall procure all necessary legal document that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through.
I guarantee that this deal will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
All document of transaction shall be destroyed immediately we receive this money leaving no trace behind.
If this proposal is acceptable to you, kindly email the following
information to me:
a. Complete names
b. Private telephone number
c. Private fax number
d. Private email
Have a nice day and God bless.
Mr Marras Mbeti
Kindly contact me through my private email address== firstname.lastname@example.org