A Scam Email with the Subject "PLEASE TREAT AS URGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 18 Aug 2006 17:05:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
From:Mr Richard Osseni Auditing and Account manager West African Bank Benin Email:email@example.com Dear Friend , I am Mr Rechard Osseni, the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of West African Bank Benin,Cotonou,Republic of Benin, West Africa, and also a special account officer of Mr. Marcus Brenner,an American.He was a seasoned contractor with Benin Cement Company, Cotonou, who unfortunately died in a plane crash of Union Transport Africaines Flight Boeing 727 in Cotonou, Republic of Benin on 25th December, 2003. You will read more stories about the crash on visiting this website: 1.www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3555201,00.html 2.www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/ Before his death on the 25th December 2003, Mr.Marcus Brenner has a fixed deposit account with the bank and no other person know about this account or have any information relating to this account.The account has no beneficiary nor did next-of-kin other than him and my investigation reveal that hissupposed next-of-kin died along with him in the crash.Since then, I have made several enquiries to locate any of his extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you. I'm contacting you to assist in remittance of a dormant fund as the next of kin left behind by Mr.Marcus Brenner so as not to allow the bank confiscate or declare the funds unserviceable according to Benin Republic financial law on unclaimed bills which the government usually map out for the purchase of ammunitions which are the major course of connflicts in the west of Africa. Consequently, I'm seeking your consent to present you as the next-of-kin of the deceased so that the outstanding fixed deposit (US$19.3M) will be remitted into any designated accounbt of yours to be shared by both of us in the ratio of 60% to me and 40% for you.I have all necessary legal documents to back up this claim. All that is required of you is absolute honesty, total commitment, co-operation & absolute confidentiality.Be rest-assured that this transaction will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect both parties from breach of the law and it is 100% risk free and attracts no authorities and every information you will require as the next of kin will be forwarded to you after your final acceptance to help me champion this deal. If this proposal is acceptable to you, kindly email your following information to me: a. Full Name(s) b. Direct phone & fax number(s) c. Your direct email & any other information you may deem helpful. Thank you for your cooperation until I read from you.You may also reach me at my private mailbox and further information on firstname.lastname@example.org Sincerely yours, Mr Richard Osseni email:email@example.com