This email with the subject "Your Urgent assistance Needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 14 Jul 2006 05:46:06 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Prince Obi Musa <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From:Barrister Obi Musa. (Nkele Chambers and Solicitor) 56 Rue Boulevard Djankasse B.P.50214 Cotonou ,Benin-Republic. Dear Sir, I hope this e-mail wouldn't come to you as a surprise. Having gone through your profile, I am convinced and pleased to solicit your sincere and urgent assistance over this matter. I am Barrister OBI MUSA,an Attorney to one late .Mr Mark Blair(Fortunatley his last name is the same with yours) who was a local contractor with the State Government of Benin. My Late client was awarded a contract worth of Twenty Million United States Dollars 20,000,000:00USD) by the state Government of Benin for the maintenance and construction of roads in the states in 2003 and the contract was fully executed by my late client. My client has been paid Fifteen Million United States Dollars from the contract and he was to receive the balance payment of the contract, but unfortunately he was involved in a fatal auto acident with his entire family on Sagamu Express Road where he eventually lost his life and his two kids and wife including the house help.This was on 25th of December of 2005. Sequel to the death of my late client, there is every need to present a next of kin to State Government so that they can release the balance of his contract money. Already the CONTRACT PAYMENT OFFICE under the State Government has contacted me that the balance payment for the executed contract has been approved for payment and is ready for collection. I am therefore asked to present the beneficiary/next of kin for the claim of the money (draft) from their office. At this juncture, I have decided to divert this Five Million United States Dollars to a foreigner who will be presented to LSG, by soliciting the assistance of a reliable individual (A Foreigner) that will be presented as the beneficiary/next of kin of the fund. I will prepare all legal documents in your name as the successor /next of kin from our Federal High Court to back up the claim on your behalf which will enable State Government to release the money to me on your behalf as the known next of kin to my late client. As soon as I hear your positive response, action will commence. Please bear in mind that there is no risk involved in this transaction, but it requires absolute sincerity and confidentiality due to the nature of the transaction. I am willing to give you 40% of the fund as a reward for your assistance in this transaction. I want your urgent respond to my mail if you can assist me with this informations your full name,address of your resident now and your private phone numbers for quick communication.I look forward to your swift response. And Feel free to contact me . Regards, Barr. Obi Musa