This email with the subject "reply today" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:39:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Carlos Vieria <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
This mail is to convey my inquiry request in email to you today. I am Carlos J Vieira, son of J Bernardo "Nino" Vieira of Guinea-Bissau. My late father was shot dead on 2 March 2009 by renegade soldiers. Following his death for our safety on the political crisis in my home country, we fled to Ivory Coast for our life sake. Refer to(news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7918061.stm) for all details of what happened. I seek your help to play role of my family foreign friend and partner to secure funds left behind by my late father for our future and venture into business with you in your country on completion. this mail is intended to explain to you how i require your help and assistance for the success of this business. The funds that i need to transfer is a total of Eighteen Million United states dollars My father when he made this deposit prior to his death informed them that it will be transferred to his foreign partners country when he or his next of kin directs them, and thereafter he told me all about this, and directed me to seek the help of a reliable foreign partner that will assist us in future in case he was not available. Now this was the reason i contacted you, 1.To act in the capacity of our family foreign partner, as required by the agreement for them to release the money to us. 2. Provide information in your country to receive this funds, once i receive it in my emai i will forward it to here and will liaise with them to complete required procedures. 3. To help me and my sister arrive your country after the funds are secured and its transfer completed to do business with you, and for us to complete our education. We are currently here as refugees waiting for the completion of this business to enable us leave this place for a better life in your country. Twenty percent of the total fund will be your reward for this help, i hope this mail explains all you need to know about the help you will do for us, if you need more clarifications please mail to me as soon as you receive this mail, send to me also your contact phone number in your next mail for easier communication between us. I will wait to hear from you today in a reply mail so that we will progress. Best regards Carlos Vieira