Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Your Urgent Assistance Needed

From: mary john <>

This email with the subject "Your Urgent Assistance Needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Sep 2007 07:50:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was mary john <>, although it may have been spoofed.



Hello My Friend,

I am calling from Benin republic West Africa. I am Barrister John Smith an English speaking Beninois, Solicitor & Financial Attorney/ Consultant. I was moved to contact you based on present condition here. There is a foreigner who registered with me as his personal Attorney and he was a fisherman as well as a one time secret agent in lifting oil overseas for our former Ministers. My client here-in-after referred as my client was also a Diamond/Gold Merchant.

So, on 2rd June 2001 my client made a numbered time (Fixed) deposit for US$5.900,000.00 (Five Million nine Hundred Thousand US Dollars Only) with a Bank here in Benin,with standing statement/agreement with the bank that all correspondences in respect to the fixed deposit contract must be sent to him through my humble chambers. Upon maturity, the routine notification was sent to me, which I dispatched to his forwarding address as usual without no reply.After a month, I sent a reminder which I received from the bank without any reply again.

Finally, I discovered from my client's contract employers-that he died among many others on Sept.11, 2001 Terrorist attack. But,he died without making any WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I also discovered that he did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his fixed deposit contract with the bank. Hencefort, I seek your consent to present you to this bank as the next of kin based on the official letter I just received from his bankers reminding me that BENINOIS LAW states that at the expiration of Eight(8) years the money will revert to the ownership of the BENINOIS Government if I do not confirm the next of kin to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to my deceased client since you shares the same surname and also from this same country so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not go into the hands of some corrupt government officials. Note that this transaction is simple and risk free because I will provide expert legal services that will guarantee the successful execution of this deal. If you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible, I shall provide you with more details and how we shall proceed with the claims.

I expect you to observe utmost confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction would be profitable for both of us.
Thanks as I await for your reply.
Best Regards,
Barr.John Smith Esq.

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