Banque internationale Du Benin (Scam Alert)

Most of the “foreigners” whose names appear in scam letters are said to have died in ghastly plane crashes, but poor Paulton Allens appears to have succumbed to cardiac arrest. He of course left no next of kin, which is why “Paul Madu” wants you to stand in and split the abandoned fortune. You wouldn’t want some faceless government bureaucracy to get hold of the money, would you? Surely you and “Paul” can put it to better use.

Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 06:19:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: paul madu paul madu

phone: 229-981777

Dear sre

I need your assistance to transfer and invest (USD 45 MILLION) Forty Five million United States Dollars) from Banque internationale Du Benin. I have the courage to ask for your assistance to handle this important and confidential business believing that you will never let me down either now or in future. I am Barrister PAUL MADU Esq. A Finland National and I am the attorney to Late paulton Allens a foreigner and an Engineer with Atlas Engineering in cotonou Benin Republic. Late Paulton Allens has an account with B.I.BE. which he set up in 1980. He died in 1990 of cardiac arrest in Benin, I received a memo early this year from the international remittance unit of B.I.BE for an interview, The Bank informed me on their policy to Freeze the account and redirect the funds back to government treasury because they saw no next of kin in Paulton Allens entire file Except me as his attorney but not his inheritor.

He said it is the Central Bank Regulations and the I.D.B policy on dormant account for the period of ten years as the policy says that such fund should be forfeited to government treasury. After scrutinizing his entire file within my Chamber i discovered that he had no next of kin in his entire file with us too On that issue i opened up to the manager on my intention to move the funds for investments abroad. He then adviced me to look for a foreigner because Paulton Allens is not a citizen of Benin, And he told me that the fund will be processed as a contract sum in the name of the new benficiary, the deposit was contract sum paid into late paultons account on the order of the Federal Ministry of finance to the Central Bank.

I am contacting you because of the need to involve a foreigner with foreign account as the foreign beneficiary. I need your full co-operation to make this transaction work. All i need from you is your full name and address, i will also need your telephone and fax numbers for oral communications too. We can sign a binding agreement between us and i will suggest we scan copies of our international pasport or drivers license as a form of security between us.I have resolved to share the money in this ratio. 50% for me, 30% for you, 20% for the Foreign operations manager in the bank and any expences we might incurre in the processing of this transaction will be deducted before sharing on the agreed percentage.

I will come over to your country for sharing and investements as soon as you confirm the funds in your account. The entire details of this transaction and all the role you are required to play, i will send to you on your positive response to this mail.



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Morris Thompson, Crash Victin (Scam Alert)

Poor Morris Thompson. He was a real person who died in the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 in 2000. Since his death his name has lived on in countless scam letters sent all around the world. Why he should have been so (un)fortunate I don’t know, but scammers for some reason singled him out as someone they could spin their stories around. You see, he left a fortune in the bank with no one to claim it, and if you’d just pose as one of his relatives you can have a percentage of the cash. I suppose this is one way to achieve immortality.

From: “drdasilvapedro”
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 20:22:01 +0200
Subject: gretings

I am a staff of Natwest Bank London. I am writing following an oppurtunity in my office that will be of imense benefit to both of us. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of £10.5million British Pounds Sterling (Ten million five hundred thousand British Pounds) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. Morris Thompson an American who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000, including his wife and only daughter.

Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin or relatves to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.

Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only daughter died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and two other officials in this department now decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don’t want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that such money remained after five years the money will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed funds.

We agreed that 35% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, while the balance will be for me and my colleagues. I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account. Please be honest to me and trust is our watchword in this transaction. Note this transaction is confidential and risk free.

As soon as you receive this mail you should contact me by return mail email:

Please note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds to you has been finalised. We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response. Please in your response include your telephone number for easy communication between us.

Best regards

Dr. Da Silva Pedro.

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