This email with the subject "Dear," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 11 Jul 2010 14:45:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Nikki Elliott" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear, First I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction and I pray that my decision to contact you through telephone and email will be given genuine approval considering the facts that you and I have never meet before, I wish to use this opportunity to introduce my self to you. I am Nikki Elliott, from Sierra-Leone. I write you to know my desires to contact you and to invest in your country; I am the first son of Mr. John Elliott, who was the former Minister of Mines and Industry. My father had a bullet wounds by the rebels on his way traveling to the Capital city Freetown along with my sister. My sister died on the spot while (U.N) Peace keeping force rescued my father, he later died after some months. Before his death he told me about the box containing $28 million U.S Dollars to look after my self and my Mother if anything happen to him. and shouldn't go back to Sierra-Leone . Why my father deposit the fund in the security company in Nigeria is because my mother is from Nigeria and for safety of the funds. Presently, my mother and I are here in Nigeria to notify the security company for the claims for the FUND, and we are in Nigeria right now.Therefore I want you to lecture me on how best we can invest this money in your country and as I really wanted to buy a house when I come there.My father told me it is dangerous to invest this money in Sierra-Leone to avoid suspicious, due to bad economy and political instability facing Sierra-Leone countries that is why I want to invest in your country. For your foreign assistance I and my mother have agreed to offer 40% of the total amount of the money. We have all the vital documents covering the deposit fund and the ownership which I can send to you on request. NOTE: I have never disclosed this to any person apart from you, so you have to keep this matter very confidential. Best Regards, Nikki Elliott.