This email with the subject "URGENT ASSISTANCE NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 24 Aug 2011 22:50:50 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "MISS.MARIAM BENSON" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is MISS.MARIAM BENSON, a 20 years old Girl undergraduate. I am only child of Late Chief Dr Edward Benson, My father was a very wealthy Gold and Diamond Merchant in Monrovia the Gold Capital city of republic of Liberia, my father relocated to Burkina faso because of the rebel war in Monrovia, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates in Burkina faso , while my mother died when I am little and my father took me so special because I am the only child.
Before the death of my father on 4th August 2009 in a hospital in Burkina faso, he secretly called me and told me that he deposited sum a huge sum of $25.5Million Dollars in (ADB)Bank Burkina faso.
He also made me to understand that it was because of this wealth he was poisoned while on a business trip with them and he instructed me before his death that I should not retrieve the fund myself without the assistance of a foreign partner who will help me retrieve these funds out from the bank in Burkina Faso.
On the 30th of December 2009 after my father burial, my uncles fly to United State of America with his children. With male boy and I do not have any right in my father property. My uncle seized all my father's companies and properties because of our traditional believe that I'm a small Girl, I dont know anything to do with money.
I was left with nothing and dropped out of school because of financial difficulties and my uncle's wicked attitude.
Although I have contacted the bank here in Burkina Faso, they confirmed the lodgment to me My purpose of contacting you is for you to help me, as late father advised me at his sick bed.
1) To transfer this amount to your location,
2) To make arrangement for me to come to your country to continue my education.
3) To utilize this money by investing it in good business.
I am now under hidings to safe my life from any accidental harm that might befall me from them, i am presently in a Camp by the help of a Reverend Father, Please tell me if you will be of assistance to me after your good considerations I am willing to reward you with 30% of the money for your good assistance.
As for the money I hope you can have them under your control until I settled down. I will be glad if you will get back to me soon to tell me of your interest so that I will give you the contact information of the bank for you to contact them on my behalf as I will be introducing you.
I am pleading to you with the name of Almighty God to help me out of this difficulty.
With tears on my eyes here as I am written you this mail. Kindly get back to me please with your full name and country.
I shall wait for your responds
Many thanks and best regards