This email with the subject "Please read and respond?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:56:03 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
Assalamualaikum!! Dear friend,
You may be surprised to receive this mail since you do not know me personally. Well, it is with due respect, trust and humility, I write to you.
I am Abdulrahman Elmessmary, 25 years old and the son of late Abdulsalam Elmessmary, a political activist in Libya. My Father was killed in Al-birkah district Benghazi during the war that ended the 42 years regime of Cornel Muammar Gaddafi. Please you can read more on my Father’s death on this site; http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/07/26/libya-investigate-killing-political-activist
Though I have not met with you before, but considering the political instabilities in my country Libya/Africa, I believe one has to risk confiding in someone to achieve success sometimes in life. In-sha-Allah! I know you will be nice to me.
Actually, I got your contact while I was doing a private research on the Internet for a reliable and capable foreign friend/partner that will assist me to recover and transfer out funds into a secure bank account for investment purpose.
It is therefore, my pleasure to contact you for assistance of a business venture which I intend to establish with your help in your country.
There is this huge amount of money, USD $25,000,000.00, which my late Father deposited in WESTER FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Accra Ghana West Africa, before he was assassinated by unknown persons during the war in Libya.
Now, I have managed to arrive in Accra Ghana West Africa and have decided to invest this money in your country or anywhere safe for security and political reasons. I want you to help me retrieve this money for onward transfer to any secured bank account for investment purposes on any of these areas below:
1) Transport Industry
2) Mechanized agriculture.
3} Estate investment
You and I will have to negotiate on what will be offered to you for assisting me to handle this issue while 25% will be for you annually from the profit of the partnership company we are to establish.
All I require is your honest & kind co-operation. I will give you further details as soon as you show interest in helping me. I wait for your kind consideration to my proposal. Please respond to this email: email@example.com
Mallam Abdulrahman Elmessmary.