This email with the subject "Scam Email Submission" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 21 Nov 2008 01:20:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "James" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Thanks for your reply mail. As i wrote on my privouse mail, i am John Sankoh,the son of late chief Antony Sankoh a native of freetown,republic of seirra leone,west africa.my father was a close friend/business partner to the deputy minister for mining and Natural Resources(Dr Abel Majeed Haoun)(Deputy to Mrs Cecilla Bannerman)in seirra leone.untill his death,he has been doing business secretly with the minister and at the same time representing him in all business correspondence both locally and internationally unknowinghly.
Before the death of my father,i been the only son,he secretly told me that he had the sum of $22million(us dollars) deposited with a private security firm in Ghana.These funds were realized from the sales of gold dust,this he transacted on behalf of the inister.the minister has no access to this funds as the funds could not be traced to him or any of his relative and he does not have the contact details of the contact of the security firm were the funds is been deposited.
After my fathers death ,i did search his safe and discover all the documents which my late father did use to deposit the money as consignment on his name on behalf of a foreign bussiness partner unknown to me. Before his death he use to do business in urope ,Arab and America that is why i believe that my fathers partners will be in one of this country. Based on this, the minister has been running after my life asking me if i know were my father deposited the money befor his death which i did deny. My fathers uncle advised me to leave the country,that is why i left for Ghana and that is were i am staying right now for security reasons.
The reason why i am contacting you is that i want to claim the funds as consignment from the security company as the beneficiary's next of kin and you as my late fathers foreign partner who will receive the consignment on my behalf in your country but the security company does not know the real content of the box because my father told them that the box contains gold and diamond and the box is sealed and look and the keys are with me.the money shall remain in your custody till my arrival in your country.it can be transferred to your account in eny of this country i have mention that my father use to do business as i am still interested in doing business in these country.
Meanwhile the money can be invested into risk-free profitable ventures and there shall be an agreement to protect my intrerst. i have all the documents to enable you claim the consignment from the security firm.To make this deal reliable,i need a commitment from you that it will be kept confidential,your telephone and fax numbers including mobile for easy comminications,your permanent address as well as some form of identification. For your reliable assistance,i will reward you with 25% of the money and we shall use 10% to carry out every expense that will be incured during this transaction and the investment process 65% shall be for my family.
My the good lord bless you and your family for your great assistances.