This email with the subject "IS A NEW DAY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 05 Apr 2009 09:12:19 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MRS. GRACE OBANNA" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I presume this letter will come to you as a suprise, but as things unfold,we will kw each other better and how I got your contact. I am MRS. GRACE A.OBANNA, the wife of the Managing Director and Chief Executive, one of the leading oil company. I am very sure that you will be of a good assistance after carefully reading my letter. For many years of marriage between me and my husband, I have not given birth to a male child,and thishas really troubled my husband. This is as a result of so much respect attached to local Tradition Culture and Custom in there community. And now my husband is dead in a Ghastly Auto Crash, In short to be sincere and honest with you,with the present situation of things now, I am being treaten daily by my husband family to get me out from the house. Before the sudden death of my beloved husband,and father of my Two daughters, my late husband intended to establish a business in the united states of America and London with the sum of$18.5 million united states dollars, but unfortunately he died before this proposed venture. Following his death, his family members insisted that I am not entitled to his property (Assets and money) since I am a woman and my offspring's all girls as I do t have a male child for my husband. Well, according to some barbaric traditional laws here in (Africa) which doesn't permit a woman to inherit a man's property, as they are expected by tradition to take over the management of his business and other properties including myself who automatically becomes a wife to one of his immediate brothers. Unfortunately to this wicked family members, the $18.5million united states dollars which my late husband intended to use in establishing a business in the United States or london was deposited in a bank account in LONDON unkwon to his family. I and the lawyer are the only one aware of this money, As soon as I get your positive response, I shall provide you with all the necessary detail for this transfer. However, I have decided to give you $7,500,000 ($7.5M) of the total money as a reward for your sincere assistance and the rest balance of the money will be for my investment while 5% of the money will be mapped aside for local and international expenses as I will want to keep aglow my late husbands dream of investing in real estate or any lucrative business that you may want us to invest the money into in your country. Please i need your urgent assistance because my husband family are tring to take all which i and my husbnad has laboured for and throw me out of the house,please don't let this happen to me come and save me out of this truouble and i will be forever be geatfull to you. To be sincere and honest with you,this money is never connected with drugs,money laundry,firearms and looting,which I beleive might put fears in you and consequently withdrawing your help for security reasons. To be able to help me, kindly send your personal details including your contact information for easy communication. Thanking you for your anticipated response. Plesae send your reply to my private email address: MRS. Grace OBANNA