A Scam Email with the Subject "My Dear beloved" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 19 Jul 2009 00:28:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Ken Hastrup"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Ken Hastrup,A former government official of Liberia. Following the exit of president Charles Taylor of Liberia from power
under a West African brokered peace agreement, led by Nigerian President Musa Sheu Yar Adua he was granted asylum by the
Nigerian Government. In my position as the Financial Secretary to the President and close confidant, I left for Nigeria in
My country has been engulfed in Protracted Civil war with rebels controlling some parts of the country. During the war,
President Taylor disbursed large sums of Money to buy the loyalty of the entire cabinet,and I can say with all modesty that I
was one of the Chief Beneficiaries of this disbursement.
This is aside from money I used my official position to acquire while in office.Since we relocated to Calabar, Southern
Nigeria all has been well, but with the recent indictment of former President Taylor by the war crime tribunal sitting in
Sierra Leone and confirmed reports of a dedicated fund by the American Government to capture him in order to face war crime
charges have now decided to leave the country.
Presently I have funds totaling $15,000,000. (Fifteen Million USDollars) Which I intend to move oversea for investment and
spend the rest of my life there with my family.
This transaction is risk-free as all local arrangement has been made. If you are prepared to assist to work with me I require
Your Full Name:
Your Private Telephone:
Fax Number :
private Email Address:
As Compensation for your assistance you will retain 15% of the Total
sum, While 5% will be mapped out for local andInternational expenses.
Though we are not known to each other, I strongly believe that through
this transaction we would be able to forge a mutually beneficial
relationship between us, now and in the future.
Finally, the success of this transaction will depend to a great extent on mutual trust, secrecy and Confidentiality from you.