A Scam Email with the Subject "Hello" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 16 Jun 2010 11:44:55 -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.
Hello Friend, 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 Umaru Musa 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 his Encourage. 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 Monies 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 monies 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 US Dollars) 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 the following: Your Full Name: Postal Address: Your Private Telephone: Fax Number : private Email Address: As Compensation for your assistance you will retain 15% of the Total sum 5% will be mapped out for local and International expenses.Though i am not writing you because i am offering you 15% because i don't know what you what neither do i know the kind of person you are but alli need from you is to help me and my family by securing the funds with you. I believe we are not known to each other but 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 of mutual trust, secrecy and Confidentiality from you. I await your swift response to my e-mail : email@example.com Best Regards, Ken Hastrup