This email with the subject "From: Mr.John Paul Poh" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:12:13 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.John Paul Poh"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr.John Paul Poh TEL:234-1-7659512 First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction, this is by it's nature of being utterly confidential & top secret. You were introduced to me from the Sierra- Leonean chamber of commerce (Foreign Trade Division). I am a Sierra Leonean businessman. I was formally into the importation and sale of medical equipment in my native country, Sierra-Leone. My operational base was in Freetown, the capital city. In January 1999, when the second civil war broke out in my country, my office and warehouse were burnt by the Revolutionary United Front Rebels, who invaded Freetown. In that attack, I lost all my properties and assets. I was left with virtually nothing, except some money I had in the bank. When the United Nations sent in troops to quell the rebel's onslaught and there was a relative peace in Freetown, I returned to business, but this time, I invested my resources in the Mining of Diamond which abounds in my country and I exported the Diamond through the help of a third party, some Lebanese who were very much versed in the industry to Antwerp in Belgium. The returns I got from this business was quite good and my life was gradually picking up again until early this year when the Sierra- Leonean government banned private Consequently, my newly acquired properties were seized again and I had no option than to leave the country immediately. But I did that only after I was able to first secure my money. I had US$6.500,000(Six Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in my domiciliary account in Freetown. I had to secure money out of the Country through a very secret arranged channel. This was done in very unconventional methods, . Now, The help I am now seeking is someone who has the capabilities of receiving the US$6.500,000, because I am on self-exile in a neighboring country from where I am trying to work out my traveling documents to enable me travel abroad. All you need to have is a letter from me, empowering you as the recipient of this fund. After you collect this money, I would want you to help me get a permanent resident permit in your country. For your efforts and the expenses you may incure in the course of this transaction, you will be entitled to 20% of the total sum. But we shall have an agreement to the effect that you WILL NOT take or spend out of my (80%) money until such a time when I am able to be with you. Please, feel free to reach me on my telephone number or my e-mail address. do remember to include your full name and your direct telephone number preferably your private telephone and fax lines. I must apologize for the inconveniences this may cause you. waiting to hear from you ASAP. Best Regards, Mr.John Paul Poh NB:My Lawyer contact Mr.Kola Olawole e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org