This email with the subject "Please Help My Family" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 01 Sep 2008 14:55:37 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs.Fatia Kumah" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Beloved. Greetings in the name of God, May the blessings of God be upon you and grant you the wisdom and sympathy to understand my situation and how much I need your help.I am Mrs.FATIA KUMAH I am 58 years old, I am deaf and suffering from a longtime cancer of the breast which also affected my brain, from all indication my conditions is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious that, according to my doctors they have advised me that I may not live long ,this is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage. I am contacting you with the hope that you will be of great assistance to me, I currently have within my reach the sum of 9.4 million U.S dollars cash. This money has been packed into one box and were tagged Diplomatic Luggage.These funds are presently deposited in the Finance/Security Company in Europe. which I intend to use for investment purposes.Presently,this money is still with them and the management just wrote me as the true owner to come forward to receive the money for keeping it so long or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf since I can not come over because of my illness. This money came as a result of a payback contract deal between my husband and a Russian firm in our country.The Russian partners returned my husbands share .My husband deposited the money in a finance firm for safe keeping . No record is known about this fund by the government because there is no documentation showing that such funds are there.so it is hitch free transaction. Further more, my elder son have been in detention for Six Months following the death of my late husband for charges of State organized murder and corrupt practices, he was just been released by the Supreme Court after the president brokered a deal with my family regarding his freedom, and he is still under interrogation about my late husband's assets and some vital documents. Due to the current situation in the country and government attitude to my family,I cannot make use of this money within, thus I seek your help in transferring this funds out for investment than leaving the fund here and to invest the money to profit my family Bearing in mind that you may assist me.l have decided to give you 30% of the total sum and the rest for investment for my family. I have decided to send my first son to europe as soon as you let me know if you are willing to help.because my son need your assitances. I am giving you this information in total trust and confidence.I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished, as I don't want anything that will jeopardize this transaction. Reply me via this emaiaddress:email@example.com You can also reach on this email:firstname.lastname@example.org God bless you and your family. Mrs.Fatia Kumah PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE/FAX NUMBER ON YOUR REPLY FOR EASY AND IMMEDIATE COMMUNICATION WITH ME.