This email with the subject "Assistance needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 09 Jun 2010 02:33:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "James Kume"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello Dear, Is my pleasure to writing you this letter, hope you are fine? I want to use this opportunity to introduce myself well to you; I am James Kume, the son of Late Francis Kume of Sierra Leone. I write you in respect of our consignment fund that was moved into the USA through the security company and is in a two trunk box and which presently under a diplomatic care. I want you to assist me and my mother to stand as our new beneficiary to receive the fund over there in your country. The amount in this consignment is $8.5 million U.S. Dollars which my late father deposited under SECURITY COMPANY for my mother and myself before his death. This consignment was moved to the USA to be handed down to our former beneficiary Mr. William Mayorga, who agreed to receive these consignment in USA on our behalf, but on arrival of the consignment in USA, our beneficiary was demanding for 60% and that was never our initial agreement so for that reason my mother and i did not agree anymore with me and the best thing is to stop the delivery as we can no longer trust a man like that who has many words. Now we need someone that will assist us to receive these consignment as beneficiary as the security company has agreed to deliver to anywhere our new beneficiary may want it. We have all necessary documents in our possession which i will send to you the moment i hear from you confirming your readiness. We are prepared to give you 20% of the money for your assistance as that was our initial agreement with William Mayorga, before his change of mind due to greed. Waiting you for your anticipated co-operation, in your reply indicate your physical address, telephone number and your passport and we shall respond back to you details. Best Regards, James and Mum