This email with the subject "ATTENTION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 28 Nov 2006 07:29:52 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was FLEX ELE <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
With warm heart ,I offer my friendship,greetings, and hope this mail reach you in good faith. However, strange or surprise this contact might seem to you as we have never met or have any dealings personally or by proxy in the past, I humbly ask that you give due consideration in view of the importance and the immense benefit this contact will bring to us all.
After careful consideration with my children we resolved to contact you for your most dependable assistance in this matter, Firstly, I sincerely apologize for interrupting your convinence. However, if this contact is unacceptable to you, please disregard it and do me the greatest favour of non disclosure to a third party.
May I introduce myself properly to you .My name is Mrs Shirley Yema Gbujama, a mother of three children and the former minister of social welfare, Gender and children Affairs,Fedral Republic of Sierra- Leon. I will now give you a general but brief insight of the subject matter of this mail. When I assumed office in the ministry,my late husband Anthony Gbujama , a successful businessman through my influence secured several contracts in my ministry and had direct dealings with foreign investors in this field, in order not to taint my political image, I completely shunned active involvement in my husbands business as it grew successfully.My Beloved husband died when rebels attacked them whilst on a trip to one of his project sites, and his body has since not been found.
Six months after the death of my husband and as the next of kin, I was contacted by a private security firm in Europe and asked to come forward with the Certificate of Deposit for a consignment in their vault in order to claim it.Incidentally, at that time, neither I nor my children had any idea where the certificate might be. However, I instructed the security firm to hold on the consignment until further instructions from me.
Whilst preparing for the second remembrance of my beloved husband , among his library collection, Suprisingly, I found the certificate of Deposit and Contract Agreement for a deposit of consignment with the security firm in Europe. The Deposit is a trunk box stocked with (US$12.2million)Dollars Bill.From receipts found among the documents, the cash was generated from payment by business associates in diamond trade. As you may know, Sierra-Leon has the second largest diamond deposit in world and the struggle for the control of the resource led to the six years war waged by rebels from the southern province.
Though, I know that my late husband was into diamond business , what I did not know is that he moved funds in cash. This came at shock to me because sierra-leon government has sever penalty for money laundering as a measure of preventing financing rebellious act against the government. We have therefore, decided to have this fund invested in any profitable ventures abroad as no family member can hold or associate with such fund in our name.Hence , we crave your sincere assistance to act, secure and invest this fund on-behalf of my family in good faith and mutual benefits.
If you agree to render us assistance,I herewith, this proposal under hand, appoint you as our trustee to secure, hold and invest the fund in safe deposit of the security firm.Upon receipt of your affirmation to assist, we shall negociate what percentage to offer you, formally instruct the security firm to deal with you as our representative, and forward to you the contact of the security firm to enable you establish contact and ascertain the existence of the deposit and procure it.Although, I presently do not hold ministerial post,but as a public figure on the spotlight of local and international media and in a society where every politician is considered a conduit pipe for siphoning public funds with the assistance of foreign partners, it will not be safe to communicate with me via phone or fax now, but by e-mail ONLY.,I would therefore appreciate we maintain this channel of communication for the safety of this transaction for the time being.
Finally, you may view my profile on the following link.
I can also be contacted via my alternative e-mail Shlgbujama@aim.com
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, so in everything I do, I will acknowledge for he will direct me.
Accept my sincere regards,
Mrs Shirley Yema Gbujama.