A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM JOHN IBAA............" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 15 Dec 2009 07:38:18 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "JOHN IBAA"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: John Ibaa. Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire(Ivory Coast) West Africa. Tel: +22566418255 APPEAL FOR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE. Dear, Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I am quite aware that my message will come to you as a surprise because it is indeed very strange for someone you have not met before to contact you in this regard. I am John Ibaa the only son of late Chief and Mrs. Daniel Ibaa. My father was a very wealthy Gold dealer and Cocoa merchant in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast. My father was poisoned to death by his business associates collided with my father's bothers (my Uncles) on one of their outings on a business trip. My mother died when I was still a baby and since then my father took me so special. Before the death of my father in a private hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of Six million, four hundred thousand United State Dollars. (USD6,400,000.00)left in bank here in Abidjan,and he used my name as his only son for the next of Kin in depositing of the funds. He further explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates and his brothers, that I should seek a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as real estate or hotel management. Dear, I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways: (1) To help me rieve the fund in bank. (2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 19years. (3) To help me come over to your country to further my education and also to secure a resident permit in your country. Moreover dear one, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as in showing appreciation towards your efforts and to cover any expense you incur in getting this transaction achieved. Please indicate your willingness to assist me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within seven (7) days you signify your interest to assist me.you can call me with this number +22566418255 Anticipating hearing from you urgently. Thanks and God bless. Yours Sincerely, John Ibaa.