A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM: MRS. J.G.M GARANG." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 22 Sep 2005 11:08:32 -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.
Hello, I will appreciate it if you can take this mail serious. I am Mrs. Josephine G Mabior Garang the widow of Lt. Gen. Dr. John de Mabior Garang who was the former Sudanese 1st Vice President. He died in a Ugandan helicopter crash on 31/07/05. Well there has never been any previous relationship between you and my family, but I am contacting you to find out if you can be of any help to protect my late husband's wealth for the sake of his surviving children. Through out the long time he was the war lord from the southern Sudan fighting to liberate his people, he made some good fortune through arms and natural resource deals. Earlier, he did not envisage a peaceful resolution of Sudan's problem, so his plan was to leave Sudan if the need be instead of surrendering to Sudanese government. With this in mind, he used his good office to make some contacts, he deposited the sum Eight Million, Three Hundred Thousand United States dollars (US$8.3M) out of Sudan. During the time of deposit the US$8.3M, he was careful enough to claim/declare that it belonged to his foreign partner. This is what I want you to do for me: Could you please assist me claim this money (US$8.3M) as the foreign partner to my late husband. I will use the influence of my late husband to facilitate this transaction in order to give it the utmost diplomatic coverage it deserves. Be informed that as a foreigner (neutral person) who has no past relationship with my family, this transaction is simple and hitch free. All you need to do for us to successfully conclude this transaction within few Days I receive your Acceptance Response is to abide by the guidelines I prescribed in this proposal and my future advice. To motivate you for a sincere and committed assistance to my family, I will compensate you with the sum of Two Million United States Dollars(US$2M) as soon as you receive the US$8.3M. Please all the correspondences concerning this transaction should better be through email, because my telephone calls are being monitored by security operatives knowing the positions my late husband occupied before his death. I hold you in confidence and hoping that you will be kind enough to genuinely assist my family. Could you please send your reply including your telephone and fax numbers to my private email address email@example.com Thanks in advance for your assistance, while promising to furnish you with more information on request concerning this transaction. Looking forward to your urgent response. Sincerely yours, Mrs. Josephine G Mabior Garang.