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Scam email #231226 - ATTENTION DEAR FRIEND

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The email was sent on 2017-08-07 12:54:16 and appeared to be from but this address could have been spoofed.
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It was probably sent from in Cotonou, Benin

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Pastor Roy Dobberke
Tel: +229-98454-999
Dear Partner

My name is Pastor Roy Dobberke, I am the credit manager in a bank here in the
West Africa. I am contacting you of a business transfer of a huge sum of money
from a deceased account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude
will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that
everything has been well taken care off, and all will be well at the end of the
day. I decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction.To ease
your apprehension, I got your contact from the British chambers of commerce and
industry, foreign trade division. PROPOSITION; I am the account officer of a
foreigner named Gerald Welsh who died in an air crash along with his wife on
the 31st October 1999 in an Egyptian airline 990 with other passengers on

Since his death, none of his next-of-kin are alive to make claims for this
money as his heir, because they all died in the same accident(May his soul rest
in peace). We cannot release the fund from his account unless someone applies
for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking
guidelines. Upon this discovery, I now seek your permission to have you stand
as a next of kin to the deceased, as all documentations will be carefully
worked out by a lawyer for the funds Twenty- Eight million, Five Hundred
Thousand United States dollars (US$28,500,000.00) in a domiciliary account to
be released in your favor as the beneficiary's next of kin. Because after four
years the money will be called back to the bank treasury as unclaimed bills and
the money shared among s the directors of the bank. so it is on this note i
decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the next of kin/beneficiary
to this funds rather than allow the bank directors to share this money among st
themselves at the end of the year. It may interest you to know that we have
secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any of the deceased

Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business
endeavor by furnishing me with the following information if you are interested.

1.A Beneficiary name.In order for me to prepare the PAPER WORK for transfer of
the funds in your name.
2.Details particulars of your contact address.
3. Direct Telephone and fax numbers;. For our personal contact.

I shall be compensating you with 25% of the total sum on final conclusion of
this project for your assistance, as I have also thought of doling out 5% to
charity organization from your locality based on your recommendation another 5%
for the services of the lawyer while the balance 65% shall be for me for
investment purposes in your country as i cannot bring back this cash to my
country. If this proposal is acceptable by you, please endeavor to contact me

Do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you by informing
you of this transaction from my bank as I will advise you to kindly desist from
responding at all if you do NOT intend to render any assistance. Endeavour to
respond via my secured email address:

Thanks and best regards,
Pastor Roy Dobberke

SpamAssassin Report (spam score: 16.8)

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 0.5 RCVD_IN_SORBS_SPAM     RBL: SORBS: sender is a spam source
                            [ listed in]
 2.6 RCVD_IN_SBL            RBL: Received via a relay in Spamhaus SBL
                            [ listed in]
 3.6 RCVD_IN_SBL_CSS        RBL: Received via a relay in Spamhaus SBL-CSS
 0.0 URIBL_BLOCKED          ADMINISTRATOR NOTICE: The query to URIBL was blocked.
                             for more information.
 2.7 RCVD_IN_PSBL           RBL: Received via a relay in PSBL
                            [ listed in]
 0.0 HK_SCAM_N2             BODY: HK_SCAM_N2
 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP4           Message was received from an IPv4 address
 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP            Message was received from an IP address
 0.0 FREEMAIL_FROM          Sender email is commonly abused enduser mail provider
 1.6 SUBJ_ALL_CAPS          Subject is all capitals
 0.2 FREEMAIL_ENVFROM_END_DIGIT Envelope-from freemail username ends in
                            digit (office201717[at]
 1.2 MISSING_HEADERS        Missing To: header
 0.0 LOTS_OF_MONEY          Huge... sums of money
 1.0 FREEMAIL_REPLYTO       Reply-To/From or Reply-To/body contain different
 0.0 T_MONEY_PERCENT        X% of a lot of money for you
 1.4 SPOOFED_FREEM_REPTO    Forged freemail sender with freemail reply-to
 0.0 MONEY_FRAUD_8          Lots of money and very many fraud phrases

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