This email with the subject "INQUIRIES" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 29 May 2007 12:56:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was DIRECTOR AIR TRANSPORT BEUREAU <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, I am Mr. Aristide de Souza. I hold a master's degree in mathematical sciences from the University of Grenoble, a civil aviation engineer's diploma from the Ãcole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC) in Toulouse, and an advanced certificate in business management and administration from ISCAE in Casablanca. I entered the Benin Directorate of Civil Aviation in 1978, where I first served as Head of the Air Transport Service, and from 1982 to 1992, as Head of the Air Transport Division. I have represented my country in several negotiations of bilateral air agreements, and at assemblies and conferences of ICAO, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC). I have also represented Benin in aviation-related work of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the Group of Negotiations on Services (GNS).
Presently under my custody lies an over invoiced contract funds which I wou= ld require a foreign partner to present his identity as the contractor that= executed the contract and the payment will be made in his favour. The contract was for the supply of spair parts for the replacement of some = worn out parts of our air flights. The orriginal contractor has fully been paid and this over invoice residual= is not to be paid to them without the knowledge of my ministry. As soon as I hear from you in regards to your ability to render the require= d assistnace which I require, I will let you know how to further with the p= roceedures. Regards, Mr. Aristide de Souza