This email with the subject "A CRY FOR HELP PLEASE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 12 Dec 2011 03:24:26 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ABDUL IDRIS KOSOKO" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: Mr Abdul Idris kosokoJohannesburg South AfricaTEL: +27 73-973-5741EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgDear,This very confidential request should not come as a surprise to you. I got your email address from Business Journal. My name is Mr. Abdul Idris kosoko the only son of late Mr. Mohammed Abdul kosoko, a Libyan National, I am currently residing under refugee status in South Africa. My father was the Chief Security adviser to the Late President of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi with regards to your trustworthiness and reliability, I decided to seek for your assistance in transferring some money out of South Africa to you country, for onward dispatch and investment.My father was personally mandated and instructed by The Presidential Committee to create and fully equip a special elite force, to protect the regime of Late Muammar Gaddafi against the rebels, This instruction was very confidential and was backed up with the sum of US$175,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Seventy Five Million United States Dollars) in cash, for purchase of Arms and Ammunition from an independent arms dealer in South Africa.I came in to south Africa with my father with four other men from the Presidential Committee with the sum of $47million dollars but at the airport we pay tax of US$2MILLION the balance remain US$45Million, now due to the four men from the Presidential Committee and my father was a full registered member with AFRICA UNION and did not want their names to show in any report they decided to deposit the money (US$45Million) in a security company with my name.After all negotiation is completed they went back to Libya to bring the full amount in cash to pay for the Ammunition because bank to bank transfer was completely cancelled by all the banks in Libya. I was waiting for them here till i saw in the news at my hotel room that they have been arrested by the rebels and 13 days later the 5 of them were killed. two months later Muammar Gaddafi was also killed, right now my Visa and passport has been expired the security company said that I need a valid ID or passport to claim the fund, alternatively I should look for a foreign person with valid identity, this is why i send you this email if you can help me to claim this fund and take it to your country for investment. Because of my refugee status the government does not allow any refugee to operate any business or open account in South AfricaI will offer you 30% of the total fund, 70% will be for my investment in your country under your supervision because I still have to go back to school and finish my studies. Any expenses incurred will be deducted from the 70% For detailed information please contact me my personal telephone.Best Regards,Mr. Abdul Idris kosoko