This email with the subject "WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE PLEASE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 17 Dec 2009 04:31:17 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Raph Larry" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE PLEASE FROM:RAPH LARRY RUE 10, AVENUE I4 LOT 88, COCODY COTONU. Benin Republic My chosen Partner, Compliment of the season,Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I know this mail may come to you as a surprise, since we have not known or written before. Introducing my self , I am Raph Larry 20 years of age also the only son of the late Chief and Mrs Robert Larry, My father was a gold and cocoa merchant based in Accra, Ghana and Cotonu ( Benin Republic ) Our Mother died long ago when she was about to delivered my most junior sister Chantal, she is 17 years old as of today, based that we lost our mother so early our father took us so special, we are only two, I and Chantal my only sister. My father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their business trips. Before the death of my father on 27th February 2005 in a private hospital here in Benin Republic. He secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has a sum of USD$12.5M ( Twelve Million five hundred thousand U.S), deposited in Bank in ( Benin Republic, that he used my name as his beloved son for the next of kin in depositing 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 expansion of his existing cocoa business and real estate management overseas. I have make an arrangement with the Local bank manager here on how best to transfer this money to overseas please, I am humbly seeeking your assistance in the following ways. 1)-To serve as the guardian of this fund since I am still in the secoundary school with my junior sisters. 2)-To help me to invest this money in a good business in your country. 3)- To assist me in providing an account of yours where this fund can quietly be transferred into. 4)- To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to futher my education and to help me secure a residential permit in your country. Moreover, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/ Input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas, while 5% will be set aside to offset any expenses you may incure. Furthermore, you can indicate your option towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within the shortest possible time if you signify interest to assist me. Thanks and God bless. you can contact me with my private e-mail for more informations firstname.lastname@example.org Yours sincerely RAPH LARRY