Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This 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, although it may have been spoofed.

From:Mr Richard Osseni
Auditing and Account manager
West African Bank Benin

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:,1280,-3555201,00.html

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

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

Sincerely yours,

Mr Richard Osseni


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