A Scam Email with the Subject "HAPPY NEW YEAR MY DEAR" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 24 Jan 2007 02:16:42 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
DIRECTOR INCHARGE OF
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT,
Is my Pleasure writing to you at this moment of the day, I am Mrs.Julia J Green, the director incharge of auditing and accounting Unit of Continental Bank in Cotonou-Benin Republic. I and my colleagues deem in fit to contact you regarding to a transaction that will favour both of us at the end, and i got your contact in my search for a reputable and reliable person to help me claim the fund in question.
We discovered the sum of Seventeen Million Five Hundred thousand US Dollars ($17.5M) belonging to a deceased customer of this bank. The fund has been lying in a suspence account without anybody coming to put claim over the money since the account owner late Deceased Customer, who was involved in the 25th-December-2003 Benin plane crash. Here is the air crash website. ( http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/index.html ).
The said fund is now ready for transfer to a foriegn account whose owner will be portrayed as the beneficiary and next of kin to the deceased customer of the bank.
If you can assist me act as the deceased customer Business partner, you can easily make this deal with us,we will assist you to get the information of the deceased customer that will assist you to get every proof document which will help you to execute this money.
The foriegn account owner will impost himself as the next of kin to the deceased and respond positively like a true next of kin who wishes to speed up the release and transfer of his inherited fund. If the over due fund if not claimed by the end of next quarter, the government of the Federal Republic of Benin will take over the ownership of the fund in line with the Federal Edict Act of 1979.
We do not want the government to take over the ownership of this money, that is why I contacted you for us to do the deal together, so that we will portray you as the bonafide next of kin to the Deceased Customer .If you accept to carry out this project with us, we will offer you 40% of the total sum, while I and my colleagues involved will take 60% of the total sum.Upon your acceptance to do this deal with us, we will jointly effect the transfer within seven working days.
Be rest assured that, this transaction carries no risk and no extra responssibilities on your part, except the above mentioned roles and normally you will be required to maintain absolute information and absolute secrecy throughout the duration of this transaction, because discussing it with a third party might jeopardise the entire transaction.
I am looking forward to receiving your interesting response on this project as this will greatly enrich the both of us at the end. You should contact me as soon as you receive this letter for onward procedure.
Mrs.Julia Jones Green.