This email with the subject "PLEASE YOUR URGENT HELP IS HIGHLY NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Oct 2011 07:51:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
ATTN:SIRhttp://allafrica.com/stories/ 200809260835.html You may please browse the above link to get a sense of what I am about to say. My name is Emmanuel Kofi Baah-Wiredu, only son of the late Hon. Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu. My father died in September in a South African hospital after undergoing surgery. That is the story made for the public by the government of Ghana . At the time of his death, he was the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Republic of Ghana . But the truth is that he was a victim of political power intrigue involving persons in very high places here in my country and some economic interests in Asia . However that situation will be discussed another day. Before he left for South Africa , he called me and my sister being his only children and informed us of a deposit he made in the care of a Security Finance Services company in London , UK . He did this when he became aware of schemes which he could not fight anyway. Due to the uncertainty surrounding his death, it will be unwise to go directly and apply for this particular piece of his estate. He specifically advised us to look for a trustworthy foreigner that can assist us receive and hold the funds so as not to raise any undue interest. We have therefore decided to appoint you beneficiary and turn over this amount in your favor so that we can move the funds immediately. Be assured that there is no risk involved whatsoever as due process will be followed at all times. The opportunity is now because the government in which he served is no more in power since January 7, 2009 Please respond to this email so that I can give you more details and how our various interests can be protected and served. We have decided to let you keep 25% of the total sum for your efforts. This is exclusive of the benefits that may accrue from your participation in the investments in property which we intend to make as soon as the fund is cleared. We await your urgent and considered response. Emmanuel kofi William Wiredu,