This email with the subject "Dear Respectful One," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:10:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Miss Aisha Musa <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Respectful One,
It's my pleasure to inform you for a business venture which I intend to establish in your country. Though we have not met before but I strongly believe that one has to risk confiding in someone to succeed sometimes in life.
I am Miss Aisha Musa the only daughter of late Chief & Mrs Fatima Ishaka Musa. My mother was a very wealthy Cocoa and Timber merchant in Abidjan , the economic capital of Ivory Coast , my mother was shot by the rebels in the recent political crises in Abidjan . My father died when I was a baby and since then my mother took me so special. Before the death of my mother recently in a private hospital here in Abidjan she secretly called me on her bed side and told me that, there is this amount of Thirty Million Five Hundred Thousand, U.S dollars ($30,500,000.00) which she arranged in a trunk box deposited in a security company in Burkina Faso before she was shot by some unknown hoodlums (Rebels).
She also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that she was shot. That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where i will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as: Real estate management, Hotel management or Petroleum company. This deposit was coded under a secret arrangement as a family treasure. This means that the security company does not know the content of this trunk box. My main purpose of sending you this mail is because of the way I found you and perhaps trustworthy to give you this priority of shipping the box of money to any address that you think is very secure and save in your country with your percentage of which we shall chat on soon.
In fact, since the death of my mother, her brothers & sisters has been seriously chasing me around with constant treats, trying to suppress me so that they might have the documents of her landed properties and confiscate them. They have successfully collected all her properties, yet they never stopped there, they told me to surrender all bank account of my late mother, which I did, but I never disclose to them this deposit with the security company in Burkina Faso , because this is where my future and destiny lies upon. The family of my late mother never aware of the secret existence of this deposit which my late mother made with the security company and they can never be aware of it.
Out of fear of my late mother's family, and when the situation becomes uncontrollable because of pressure on me from the family, I decide to look for a trustworthy person who could assist me retrieve this box of money from the security company for onward lodgement into his account for the purpose of future investment. Consider my situation as an orphan and come to my rescue. There is need for urgent action because I'm paying $50 dollars per day as a demurrage to the security company for safe keeping this consignment. I give thanks immensely for your co-operation as I look forward to hear from you soon All the best,
Miss Aisha Musa.