Wow – now my spam is personalised!

I mean, what is up with this type of spam?  Now it is personalised with the name of a non-existent relative?  I mean, they couldn’t find an Axelsen in Denmark, where the name is more common than Smith?  Seriously, these scammers need to start trying to be least a little convincing. 

Togbe Law Firm
No R.C. 5468-A
Guinkomè Rue Roi Dakodonou Carré Žo 48
01 B P 2202 Cotonou-Benin Republic

Dear Axelsen,

I am Barr. Leopold O. Togbe, the attorney at law to Late Mr. Peter Axelsen, a national of your country, who used to work as the Director of Products pétroliers (TOTAL BENIN) in Benin Republic West Africa Here in after, shall be referred to as my client.
On the 27th of May 2004, my client, His wife and their three Children were involved in a car accident Along Sagbama express-road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved Unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track His last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his Family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in Repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank here. These huge deposits were lodged particularly, with the “BANQUE ATLANTIQUE DU BENIN (BAB)” An affiliate of Commercial Bank of Africa where the Deceased had an account valued at about $12.5 million dollars.

The Bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated. Since I have been unsuccessful in Locating the relatives for over 5 years now I seek your consent To present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have The same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at $12.5 million dollars can be paid to you and then you and me can Share the money.50% to me and 50% to you I will procure all Necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this Deal through.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. And the way we are going to achieve this, is I will need the
following information from you,
Your Full Name and Address,
Your Age, Occupation and Position,
Your Telephone and Mobile for Communication Purpose.
For privacy reply to my private,

I await your reply ASAP.
Best Regards,
Barr.Leopold O.Togbe

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