This email with the subject "Fwd: Collection assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 14 Apr 2008 09:59:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Richard Tatro <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Dr. Benson Smith. I have been in partnership with some North Americans for some certain crude oil business here. Suffice to say that we have made some good profit amounting to couple of millions of dollars which is already in the custody of my partners in America. Due to some obvious reasons and discreet nature of our transaction, my partners in America have asked that my own share of this profit shall not be disbursed directly from them to me here. They have authorized me to seek and appoint in confidence another party located in America or Canada to act as my receiving agent. This is why I make this contact with you. If you think you are honest and capable to receive this money on my behalf, do not hesitate to get back to me. Upon your response, we shall discuss other modalities to include your commission for every amount you are to collect on my behalf. Note that you have no expenses whatsoever to make in this transaction. All that is needed of you is your honesty and ability to collect the money as and when due. Please treat as possible and mail via this email; email@example.com Dr. Benson Smith.