A Scam Email with the Subject "My Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 22 Jun 2006 03:21:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. Joel Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My Dear Friend, Compliments Of The Day, Permit me to introduce myself to you. My name is Mr. Joel Williams,a top Management Official of BANQUE INTERNATIONALE DU BENIN, Cotonou BÃnin RÃpublique. I came to know about you in my private search for a reliable person/company to handle an important assingment on behalf of my Colleagues and myself. PROPOSITION: A prosperous oil Gold merchant from Dominican Republic ( Mr.Lius Rio Mendez)had in our Bank the sum of Twenty Eight Million, Five Hundred thousand United States dollars in a domiciliary account. Unfortunately, He died in a Plane Crash accident(2002-04-19) on his way to attend a wedding ceremony together with his wife and only Child (Lius Jr). The situation left for the Management is to declare the deceased account dormant and revert the funds to trading for interest to the Bank. In order to avoid this development, I now seek your approval to have you stand as a distant relative to Mr. Mendez,so that the money would be released to you. All documents and proofs to enable you get the money will be carefully packaged once I receive your consent on this proposal. I shall apply for a leave as soon as the funds get into your reliable account to come to your country for sharing and investments which you will assist me in doing. May I assure you that this is safe and risk-free, as we have taken care of all necessary modalities to ensure a hitch-free movement.I calculated that your share will be 40% of the total fund. I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint me. Reply me immediately to inform me that you have recieved my mail. Best Regards, Mr.Joel Williams.