This email with the subject "Hello." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 01 Nov 2010 21:40:21 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Tom Taylor"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, First Sir, I must apologies for interfering into your privacy. My name is Tom Taylor I am the son of the former President of Liberia Mr. Charles Taylor. My father was a hero who was called back from his private enterprise by the people of Liberia to salvage them from their unending sorrows and turmoil in the hands of late tyrant President Samuel Doe. It was out of patriotism my father left his private enterprise and came down to Monrovia, Liberia to fight the dictatorship government of Liberia under the rule of errs while President the Late Samuel Doe. Only to be back stabbed by the same people and loyalist to the late president to be tried for corruption and looting. Prior to my father taking over the mantle of leadership, my father was already a minerals salesman and was known to be selling non conflict diamonds which he purchased from the mines in The Congo and made millions of dollars in his own private enterprise, because he became President of Liberia a country also known for large deposit of diamonds, the enemies of the state and loyalists to the late president are now aligning his wealth with the proceeds of the sales of diamonds in Liberia. My Father is an honorable man and cannot deep his hands into the economical strength of Liberia, the pride of his own country for selfish reasons. He was already a millionaire and single handedly fought the tyrant government of the late Samuel Doe. He started his own army and stopped the brutal killing of women and children, where a law was passed in the year 1988 that all women and children should be shot for disobeying their fathers. I want you to understand what my family has been fighting for, all these years and nobody a just destroy our family name, prosecute my father and now take the only remaining wealth of the family. Presently, there is a secured amount of money both in diamonds deposit and cash to the tune of ($500.000.000.00) Five Hundred Million US dollars in total. The diamonds are conflict free diamonds and all relevant papers and documents to that effect are also available for conveyance to any designated mailing address of your choice. While the cash deposit are in a bank account lodged in my name Tom Taylor Fernandez in a fixed deposit account in a bank in Europe. You see my mother is not from Liberia, she is an Irish National from Ireland and this was why my father trusted me to secure his funds, being a half-caste and mixed blood I would not be suspected by having any familiar ties with my father. Although we resemble, but the resemblance is quite vague being that I am white and my father is dark. All that is needed is for you to help me, to secure these funds and the diamonds on trust for my family. The diamonds are of these specifications: 1-15 Carats Colors: D E F G H I J Clarities: VS1-S3 All make able, saw able, Octahedrons, Dihedron, of a rough estimated value of Three Hundred Million US dollars. Whilst the cash deposit is valued after accrued interest for an over ten years of numbered fixed deposit is in the exact value of Two Hundred and Ninety Eight Million USD (USD 298M), all in US dollar currency. I pray your response is cordial and we can work together. Regards, Tom Taylor FOR THE TAYLOR