This email with the subject "Dear Beloved," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 31 Dec 2009 14:09:42 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Carol Gordon <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Beloved, <*xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
I am merry, 19 years the only daughter and the only child of my late parents Mr. Michael and Mrs. Veronica. My father was a highly reputable business man-(a cocoa merchant) who operated in the <*xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />
Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time. My mother died when I was just 4 years old, and since then my father took me so special. Before his death he told me that he has the sum (US$17,400,000.00) left in a security company
I am just 19 years old and really don't know what to do. So, I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards to help me claim and invest the money in your country and also help me to come over to your country to further my education while you invest and manage the money. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded. I will like that you keep this transaction confidential for the security of the money. Now permit me to ask these few questions:-
1. Can I completely trust you?
2. Can you be able to keep this transaction confidential for the security of the money?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you? Consider this and get back to me
Thank you so much.
My sincere regards,