This email with the subject "HELP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 15 May 2010 09:28:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs. Aisha Mohammed"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I come to you with a sincere heart believing in Almighty Allah that you will consider my plight and come to help and also benefit from me. I am Mrs. Aisha Mohammed, cousin and Personal Assistant to former Nigeria Head of State, Late Umaru Yar'Adua who just died 9:00 pm on the 4th May 2010 while in power. Before I proceed please accept my apology for the embarrassment this mail might cause you for coming from a total stranger who you do not know. Actually I got your contact from the Internet; please do not feel bad about it because I am compelled to reach you due to urgent need to safeguard the money in question. Once again, forgive me and come to my aid. Please read the following carefully ,it is do sad may his soul rest in peace.
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Sometime in early 2008, my boss late Umaru Yar'Adua entrusted to me the sum of US$20.5M in cash (Twenty million, five hundred thousand US dollars) due to the trust and confidence he had in me. This money was meant for campaign in his self-succession bid but unfortunately he suddenly died before actualization of is aspiration. This amount of $20.5M in CASH was deposited with a security company which I will disclose in subsequent mail in a giant trunk box as diplomatic consignments In agreement with the First Lady, Hajia Turai Yar'Adua who is the husband of late Umaru Yar'Adua and the heir to the money. I write to solicit your assistance for the money to be transferred to your custody.
Now based on the business trust I have on you, I would want you to come forward and receive this consignment containing the money in cash on our behalf from the security company for subsequent disbursement between you and us. Understand that we are soliciting your assistance because the present Nigerian Government is seizing/freezing any Bank Account or valuables belonging to the late Head of state's family and relatives. In fact we do not have enough money now to sustain our family so; I will appreciate if you can consider our plight and assist us. For your assistance, we have agreed to compensate you with 20% of the total amount ($20.5) while the remaining 80% is for us. We hope to invest part of our share in your country on viable area of investment as you may advise us.
If you are interested you will need to visit the Security Company for clearance of the consignment. I assure you that the transaction is 100% risk free.
Please I implore you to keep this transaction absolutely secret against negative exposure. I would want you to contact me immediately so that we can proceed with the business. You should please on reply enclose your private telephone, fax number, contact address so that we can have more confidential correspondence.
Mrs. Aisha Mohammed