This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 14 Jun 2006 15:32:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "llawman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Mr.Lawman, the director in charge of Auditing and Accounting section of Cemac Bank of Africa Benin, in West Africa,and also a special account officer of Mr. Ahmed Yousuf Mustapha, a Lebanese. He was a Seasoned Contractor with Benin Cement Company in Benin Republic., who unfortunately died in the plane crash of Union Transport Africaines Flight Boeing 727 in Cotonou, Benin republic on the december 25,2003. You will read more stories about the crash on visiting this website: www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/ Before his death on the 25th December 2003, Mr. Ahmed Yousuf Mustapha has a fixed deposit account with our bank and no other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me that his supposed next of kin died along with him in the crash. Since then I have made several attempt to locate any of Mr. Ahmed Yousuf Mustapha's extended relatives, this has proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you. I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money left behind by Mr. Ahmed Yousuf Mustapha before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank. Consequently, Since I have been unsuccessful in locating his relatives for over 5 weeks now. I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$16 Million can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money. 60% for me and 30% to you,while 10% will be used to reimburse any expenses spent by both parties involve.I have all necessary legal documents 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 will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. All documents of the transaction will be destroyed immediately we receive this money is confirmed in your account leaving no trace to any place. If this proposal is acceptable to you, email your information to me. Best Regard, Lawman. Thank you for your adherening to this transaction. ---------------------------------------- Upgrade your account today for increased storage; mail forwarding or POP enabled e-mail with automatic virus scanning. Visit our member benefits page at https://members.canada.com/benefits.aspx for more information.