This email with the subject "Dearest One," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 07 Oct 2009 10:53:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Jeffery Paul <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I Am Jeffery Paul, The Only Son Of Late Mr.Abraham Paul I Am 17 Years Old. My Father Is A Wealthy Cocoa Merchant. Trouble Began In 2004 When My Father's Partners Began To Suspect That My Father Is Not Giving Proper Accounts Of All The Tonnes Of Cocoa Being Cultivated By The Local Farmers In Some Villages.As A Result of This And The Envy On The Money He Was Poisioned By His Associates.
But Before His Death, He Deposited The Sum Of $2,500,000 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) In A Bank In Ivory Coast For Establishment Of New Farms But Now That He Is Dead I Want You To Stand As My Guardian And And Help Me Transfer The Money In Your Country And Also Invest It In Any Good Business. According To The Agreement That My Late Father Made With The Bank, i Cannot Take Control Of The Money Until I Reach The Age Of 23. I Talked With The Bank And They Advised Me That They Can Only Release The Money To My Guardian.
I will Reward You Greatly For Your Kind Assistance To Me After The Transfer Of The Money To Your Account. I Hope And Wait For Your Kind Reply.