A Scam Email with the Subject "Your attension is needed." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 21 Jun 2009 13:36:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Benjamin Guei"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear, I am Benjamin Guei;the first Son of an ex military/ex president been an opposition party to the present Government of COTE D`IVOIRE. On the 19th sept 2002 my father/mother including every members of our family was murdered by the unknown REBELS during the time they attack our house by shooting and looting, even this is one of the things that contributed to the present crisis in our country today. God so kind, I was not in town when the incident occurred, the plans of the REBELS is to kill every members of our family so that no one will rise up to revenge as time goes on. I am in our country without anyone knowing,although I am on hiding so that the unknown REBELS will not get to me and kill me like they killed all the members of our family. The reason I still stay back in our country is to transfer the $5.5mUSD which my late father,deposited in one of the Foreign Bank here in Abidjan Ivory coast West Africa, which he disguised and declared as fund belonging to his Foreign Business partner,but he did not disclose any contact or name to the,that was for security purpose to avoid raising eyebrow. Before the death of my father he gave me the covering documents of the fund deposited in the bank as I am his first Son and he so much loved me that was why he made me the beneficiary of the fund deposit. Right now I wish to transfer this fund to your Account so that you will assist me to invest the money into any viable investment in your country, also you will help me to join you in your country for me to start up a new life with you there immediately the fund gets to you. Since I am no longer safe as far as Africa is concern at the moment, I wanted to transfer the fund before leaving the country because this fund is my last hope and the only hope I have now. Before I even pick you to assist me I have prayed and slept over it asking God to provide for me a Godly minded person that will assist me in this transaction. please if you are willing to assist me, do send in your reply immediately based on the following: (1) I want to offer you 15% of the total amount,however i want to know percentage of this amount do you intend to charge for your assistance, please feel free to express your mind. (2)Include your private telephone and fax numbers and full contact details to enhance the confidentiality, which this business demands. I shall inform you with next line of action as soon as I receive your positive response. kindly make out a time and visit this websites below 1:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2268718.stm 2:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2267971.stm 3:http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,795364,00.html Looking forward to recieve your response for us to proceed. Thanks Benjamin Guei