This email with the subject "From Elizabeth" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 02 May 2009 11:38:05 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
DearestÂ One,Â Â I know this mail may come to you as a surprise, since we have not known or written before. I am Elizabeth,An orphans. Â Nationality: Ivoirians. My late Father Mr Lawrence Marvin was a successful business-man whom before his untimely death , was a Cocoa and Diamond Merchant based here in Abidjan, Cote d'lvoire.Both My Father and Mother were poisoned at a party organised by one of his business associates. Before he died in a private hospital here, my Father called me and told me that he deposited the sum of US$10.5m (Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand American Dollars), in a bank here which he used my name as next of kin to deposit the funds as the only Daughter.Due to the problem that have arised in our family between my late Father's brothers over who should control his wealth and subsquent death in the family, I have decidedÂ to transfer this funds overseas for future investment after i finish my education. Â I want to leave here and come over to your country to live and continue My studies, because My lives is no longer safe here. I have heard from a reliable source that they are planing on how to retrieve all the documents concerning the funds from me, so that they can claim the funds. Â Before contacting you, IÂ have spoken with the local bank manager and worked out modalities on how to transfer the funds to your country. Please, I humbly seek your assistance in the following ways:1- To assist me in transferring this fund quietly into your account in your country. 2- To serve as the guardian of this funds since I am still in the university. Â 3- To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to help me secure a residential permit in your country. Moreover,i am willing to offer you any agreed (percentage) out of the total funds as compensation for your efforts/input after the successful transfer of this funds into your nominated account overseas, while some percentage will be set aside to offset any expenses we may incur. Â 4- Furthermore, you can indicate your option towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within the shortest possible time.Â NB: Please, if you are interested to help me, contact me immediately after you read this proposal so that I may give you more detailed information how this transfer could be carried out. Â However, I wish to hear from you to know your decision concerning this proposal.Â please i am expecting your urgent responds. Â Yours Sincerely, Elizabeth Marvin.