A Scam Email with the Subject "PLEASE HELP ME TO INVEST MY $8.5 MILLION DOLLARS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 21 Oct 2015 16:24:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam My name is Matthew Malika from Congo west Africa. My father, brothers and sisters were all killed during the Congo Crisis.Already,over 20,000 people have been killed and over TWO hundred people including men, women and children were rendered homeless right now am in Accra the capital city of Ghana as a refugee at the Bujumbura Refugee Camp here. But before the death of my father, he was a Gold and Diamond merchant in North and West Africa and he deposited ($8.5 Million USD) in a safe trunk box as Family Valuables at Delta Security company in Accra Ghana and named me as the Next-of-kin being the eldest son , So i want you to stand as my foreign beneficiary and help me contact the security company to release and transfer the consignment to you in your country, Then after receiving the consignment funds in your country you will send me letter of invitation to enable me come and join you in your country and start a new life. That is the only assistance i needed from you to help receive the $8.5million dollars in your name as my foreign beneficiary in the areas of investment in your country and after receiving the funds you will send me letter of invitation to come and join you in your country for your good assistance am ready to offer you 30% of the total sum($8.5 Million USD),65% will be for me while 5% will be set aside for any miscellaneous expenses which may come up during the cause of this transaction. But you have to promise me that you are going to keep this transaction STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL for security reason because I don't want anybody in Africa or in your country to know that my late father deposited such amount in my name as family valuables be my relative are looking for me they want to kill me and take all my inheritance this transaction is between me my family lawyer and you and note that all relevant documents are with me here in Refugee camp. After receiving the funds on my behalf you will make arrangement for me to come to your country and start a new life by sending me latter of invitation and i will forward the relevant documents that covered the funds to you as soon as you are ready to help me receive the my inheritance funds in your account. Hope hearing your immediate response as soon as possible. Please you can reach me on my private Email (email@example.com) God Bless, Matthew Malika