A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM VERA JAMES" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 15 Dec 2010 04:51:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was vera james <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I wish to inquire of your services to be my foreign partner / investor and support me to transfer and manage my funds by investing in profit making ventures like buying of company shares or Real Estate Investment Trust funds in your country. The recent growth of your country Economy and Trade activities impressed me, having thought of how greater the market will look in the next 10-20 years.
My name is Vera James the only daughter of my late parents Mr.James Kouassi. My father was a great famer here in west africa. He acquired a very large coaco plantation in the capital of Ivory coast during his days. It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips, though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time, but God knows the truth.
My mother died when I was just 4 years old, and since then my father took me so special.
Before his death he called his secretary who accompanied him to the hospital and told him that he has the sum of ELEVEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND United State Dollars.(USD$11,500,000) left in a suspence account with a bank here in Abidjan. I humbly solicit your assistance to assist me claim this fund from the bank as co-beneficiary for investment purposes in your country.
If you agreed to help me in this regards,kindly forward this informations below:
(1) Your Full Name/Address
(2) Your Private Telephone/fax Number
I will submit all this infomations to the bank and introduce you as my late father's Associate, then you will instruct them to wire the money into your account, then you will make arrangement for me to travel to come and meet with you in your country after the funds must have successfully transferred your account.
I am just 21 years old and a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast. The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life.
Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.
Now permit me to ask these few questions:-
1. Can I completely trust you?
2. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you?
Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible
My sincere regards,
Miss Vera James.