This email with the subject "My Dearest One." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 06 Jul 2008 14:59:25 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Titi Cherif <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My Dearest One,
How are you today? With hope that you are doing fine with your humble family. Please i really gave this issue a second thought before I decided to contact you and relate this matter before you as to seek for your kindhearted help and assistance as i have no other alternative considering my present condition as an orphan.
Pls i pray that God will grant you the heart to fully understand my problems and my uncomfortable situations.Also bear in mind that I am contacting to assist me with your entire mind and not to betray me at the end. Really I want to use this means to contact you in respect of my late father's consignment deposited with a private security company.
I am Miss Cherif Titi as I have previously indicated. My late father was the Director of cocoa farmers association in my country and he was into cocoa business as well, My Father deposited some amount of money ($4.5 million) inside a box and deposited it as a consignment with a private security company for safe keeping.
This was because of the war in my country and this was the only means and way which my father could possibly move out this money from our country because of the political war, My late father used his position to move out this consignment through a diplomatic means to the security company's affiliated vault outside my country because of the war.
My late father had the intention to travel over to the security company's vault outside our country to claim and retrieve back this consignment and use the money for an overseas investment, before he was killed, as a result of the political war in my country which I believe that you must have heard about it over the news media.
Please since i am left alone as an orphan having lost my father and other members of my family that is why i have decided to contact you to seek for your total help and assistance in retrieving this consignment since due to my age as a girl and coupled with my present situation and my inability to travel out of my country to the vault of the security company.
I want you to help me to claim and retrieve this consignment and have the money invested in your country and as well help me to relocate to your country to start my life again and as well to conclude my education. My Greatest problem is that the only person who is supposed to care for me (My Uncle) has refused to care for me as he is only interested in my late father's left properties which he has totally taking over without making any provision for my well being.
My uncle decided out of his wicked heart drove me away from his compound because of my unhappy actions against him, Presently i am staying alone and I find it hard to survive and to sustain myself, Of cause i decided not to let him know about this consignment because if you by any means know about it, He will look for a way to take it away from me if possible he might want to kill me considering the amount on money that my father left, Pls I seek for your assistance, I seek your advise, I seek your suggestion and unreserved help in this matter, My intention to have my life secured and conclude my education and have this inheritance invested in a proper business venture is my Hope, It is my life and my entire future depends on it, Pls Advice me and Help Me.
Pls I am willing to offer you 20% of the money inside the consignment as soon as it is claimed and retrieved from the vault of the security company, Most Especially a lasting relationship is what I will so much cherish and appreciate from you as I am left alone, I will like to become a part of your family I will cherish to be seriously closer to you and have you as my Guardian, My Companion My Partner and Dearest One.
Please I am willing to detail you more and more about this matter I want you to know that this is the only inheritance which my father left which is presently within my possession as my wicked uncle has totally taken over all that my loving father left, It is the only hope that I have to start my life again therefore I will highly need your total consent in this matter.
I am waiting for your soonest reply and I will tell you more about this matter May God bless you as you consider to help and assist me an orphan towards this matter.
Yours orphan in need.
Miss Titi Cherif