A Scam Email with the Subject "Your prompt reply it will be highly appreciated" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 25 Feb 2006 20:35:38 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Fatimat Hassan <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Mr Nasser, Good day and compliments. I am quite aware that my message will definitely come to you as a huge surprise because it is indeed very strange for someone you have not met before to contact you in this regard. Please donít be embarrassed. But Permit me to inform you my aims of writing to you and I appeal to you to exercise a little patience and read through my latter, and I guarantee you will not have wasted your time. As the decision you make will go off a long way. Note; you might heard or crossed similar matter like this before, but I will prefer that you should investigate all my fatherís Deposited Documents from your local Embassy before you decided either to assist or nor. Having in mind that, this top secret is not the type of the matter that I can disclose on internet like this, But, due to my motherís critical condition, made me disclosed it to you, my mother has been terribly and very sick, and she lying in the hospital, I hope you will act urgently and safe my motherís life as Muslim, because you are in position to safe her life, by granted my requests. In brief introduction I am Fatima Hassan, Liberian by nationality (Yekepa), I am presently in Cotonou Republic of Benin, working as Secretary in a private Company. My late father was the Managing director an American/ Swedish Mining Company Liberian Gold and Diamond Mining Company (L.A.M.C.O)(http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/1985/liberia_3_mining.htm ) Also he was intimate friend to our formal President Charles Ghankay Taylor, I came from polygamous families my father marriage three wives while the two wives came from Liberian and my mother from Senegal this caused criticizing between them selves. My senior sister was assassinated by the other waves memberís due to the argument (disputing) of my fatherís properties in our Country (LIBERIA) after the dead of my father that is why we run away for our safety. Thus, before the death of my late father, my father wanted to transfer sum of $32 Million U.S Dollar to foreign Country, for on-going projects. The above fund was deposited in a well know Bank, for safe keeping without knowing of any other families unless I and my mother and my brother. At the moment my mother has been terribly and very sick, and she lying in the hospital due to all the frustration she was witness before the dead of my father. The above reason made my mother directed me to look for a reliable and honest person like you, who can assist us to get this funds out of the Bank for investment, either in your country or any country you advice us to invest. Also Due to the instability in Africa also it is the fear of betrayal from anyone around us here that confirms my decision to contact a neutral individual like you. I believe you will be viable and capable to champion a business of such magnitude without any problem. At the moment I had contacted my fatherís Bank to release some money to us, so that we can able to take good care of our mother, but due to the condition, that my father used to deposit the money in the Bank, purposed that he wanted to transfer the money to foreign partner for on-going projects. The above condition, made the fund difficult to claim, by ourselves, because the Bank insisted to transfer the money to our fatherís foreign partner as my father mentioned when he was deposited the money in the Bank and the Bank insisted that we should provide our fatherís foreign partner before the money will be release timely. Thus, meanwhile all the whole arrangement, get the required approval and transfer this money to a foreign account has been put in place, noting hold the transfer is only to present you as our fatherís foreign partner, kindly tender your assistance and present your self as our fatherís foreign partner to the Bank, so that the money will be release to you timely. I shall be much obliged if you will kindly let me have an early response. I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. Because, the funds has been free from drug trafficking and money laundering also from money abused. You are advice to send me your international passport photocopy scan to my box as well, so as to enable me use it to process the authorization letter that will empower you to stand as my fatherís foreign partner and beneficiary of the said funds. Also kindly furnish me your direct Mobile, Provide me with private ones as the nature of this transaction demands, for more information. I will make known all documents covering the fund to you immediately, as soon as you indicate your interest and acceptance to champion this transaction with me to assist us. Please treat this message with almost seriousness and swiftness I wait to hear your favourable reply . Feel free to ask any question. I am in possession of all necessary documents Your urgently reply will be highly appreciated. Thanking you in anticipation of your kind co-operation. Yours Faithfully Ms Fatima