This email with the subject "PLEASE BE KIND (ASSIST)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 09 Mar 2009 02:12:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Nelson and Linda"<Nelsonandlinda@earthlink.net>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello Dear, Without any doubt I know that this mail may come to you as a surprise but it is borne out of genuine need for urgent assistance. I am Nelson Williams the only son of former finance director of Sierra Leone Gold and Diamond corporation Mr. John Williams who was assassinated by the rebel forces loyal to corporal Forday Sankoh during the peak of the civil war in our country Sierra Leone. Before my father died, he gave my mother a deposit slip and certificate for a secret deposit for the sum of usd$16,500,000(sixteen million five hundred thousand united states dollars) he made with a bank here in Accra Ghana West Africa in a trust account. My mother who later died of hypertension six months after the death of my father, on her sick bed she handed me the documents which the bank issue to my late father on the day he deposited the money and advise me to look for a trusted and reliable foreigner who will help us to transfer the money to abroad after which I and my younger sister Linda (19years) will join the person for the investment of the money in good business and for me and my younger sister to continue our education. This was the intention of my father before he died. I have presented the documents to the bank and they are waiting for me to present the foreign partner. This is also in line with the agreement my late father entered with the bank at the time of deposition. So I wish to seek your assistance to present your as my foreign partner in this regard. I promise to give you 20% of the total money if you can help me with this transaction. Please do not expose this transaction as there are a lot of bad things happening in the world now. We trust and hope that you will not seize the money when it is transferred to your account before we join you in your country. We are presently now in Ghana for safety and claim of the funds. God will bless you for assisting us. Best regards Nelson and Linda