This email with the subject "Hello!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 Sep 2008 03:22:29 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Miss.K.Traore" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
El- Elyon Guest House Akpakpa Cotonou Benin Republic. Hello, Greetings in the name of God.You will be surprise to receive this mail from a total Stranger like me. Anyway, I got your contact through the Internet in my search for a reliable and honest Person abroad who will assist me in this unbearable situation of mine. I am Kady Traore by name. I am 23 years old. The first child of the four children of late Colonel Bakassa Traore who died after being tortured by the security agents of the present government in my country, Cote d' Ivoire. My father with two of his colleagues honored an invitation for a dinner by the French ambassador and was invited by the security agents of president Laurent Gbagbo. They were accused of divulging some vital information of government of President Laurent Gbagbo to the traitors (France) they were mercilessly humiliated and tortured and detained. After their release, my father was rushed to the hospital and was kept under the care of his private doctor. His doctor tried all he could to save his life but he gave up the Ghost after spending four days in the hospital. You can view this web site for more information: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4649533.stm My father, knowing very well that he would not survive, called all of us while lying on his sick bed and he instructed us to leave the country for Benin Republic where we are staying presently as our country is no longer safe for us. He brought out an envelope and gave to our mother and inside the envelope was a written note of what to do when we get to Benin Republic. We left for Benin Republic after his burial and the instruction from him was that he deposited the sum of USD$12.5m (Twelve million five hundred thousand US dollars) in a bank in Benin Republic which I am the next of kin to the fund. We have already gone to the bank to make confirmation and the bank manager advised that we should look for a trusted foreigner as the receiver of the fund in a Bank account abroad because of the fact that the fund was deposited in a domiciliary account of which I would only be accessible to it when I am 25 years. I am seeking your assistance in the following ways. 1) To serve as our guardian and help us with investment of the funds for our continued existence. (2) To be our guardian for the furtherance of our studies either in your country or elsewhere in the civilized World. We are willing to offer you 25% of the total funds as compensation for your efforts after the successful realization of the funds in your custody. We are looking forward to hearing from you, as we will furnish you with all the necessary documents and moral directives to facilitate the claim by you without any breach of the law. Be informed that we have the full co-operation of the bank manager as he has advised for proper confidentiality since this involves such a huge amount of money. Your prompt response is highly expected. Thanks, Ms Kady Traore.