This email with the subject "Appeal For Assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 09 Sep 2009 09:44:19 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Kevin Ojabo <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Kevin Ojabo Abidjan, Ivory Coast West Africa. +225 47452334 APPEAL FOR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE. Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I am quite aware that my message will come to you as a surprise because it is indeed very strange for someone you have not met before to contact you in this regard. I am Kevin Ojabo 22years old. My father was a very wealthy Cocoa merchant in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory coast, MY father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip . I was in school when this ugly incident happened. My mother died when I was still young. Before the death of my father on March 2009 in a private hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of (Eight million,five hundred thousand United State Dollars).USD($8.500,000,00) left in fixed / suspense account in one of the banks here in Abidjan,that he used my name as the next of Kin in depositing of the fund. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as real estate or hotel management. Dear, I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways: (1) To provide a bank account into which this money would be transferred to. (2) To serve as my guardian as we still wish to continue our education. (3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and also to secure a resident permit in your country. Moreover,Dear I am willing to offer you 20% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/ input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas. Furthermore,Dear please indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be conclude within seven (7) days you signify your interest to assist me. Please call me on this number +225 47452334 Anticipating to hear from you urgently. Thanks and God bless. Kevin Ojabo