This email with the subject "I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 22 Nov 2010 02:36:01 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Gloria Edward <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM:MRS GLORIA EDWARD
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO
RE: INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE.
I am writing with my personal respect with regards to your reposed personality / firm as a reliable, Trustworthy and God fearing. I got your contact through the help a friend who works at the Chamber of Commerce in Ouagadougou the Capital of Burkina Faso.
In deed I am the wife of Late MR. EDWARD JOHNSON from Sierra Leone .I and my two children are presently staying in Burkina Faso as Refugees, my husband was one of the Ministers of Johnny Paul Koromah' s regime in Sierra Leone . During the intervention of the ECOMOG Soldiers to Restore the presidency of Alhaji Tejan KABBAH from Johnny Koromah, my husband was among the 23 executed Ministers. As our breadwinner is dead (my husband) And our stay in Sierra Leone is no more safe, I and my Two children decided to move to Burkina Faso a Neighboring African Country for safety. Due to our Status in Burkina Faso as refugees I was forced to Lodge our family funds ( US$ 13.4 Million) in a finance house.
Since then we have been receiving help from our Mission,because we are staying in one of the Visitor's villa in the church premises and attends Fellowship and worship fully. I hope you will be Touched to understand my request. We have agreed to invest our money in a viable business venture overseas country through your assistance and directives. You will provide or look for a lucrative business venture where this money can be invested on. Before proceeding further, we will get to be more familiar and also go into an understanding working agreement because our family's Future now depends on this money. The boxes containing the money and treasures were all deposited and registered as family treasures. This was done for Security reasons we would like to know what you will take as your percentage for assisting us. We sincerely wish to introduce and make you our Business Partner and overseer of our proposed Investment in your Country. We are prepared to send all the documents regarding to this deposit as soon as you show your concerned interest through an email response including the following
1: Your full names and office or residential address.........
2: Private telephone and fax numbers.....
3: Your private email address.........