This email with the subject "Hello my dear," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 28 Apr 2012 06:02:52 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mercy Joseph <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello my dear,
With great respect and honour i am writing to you this mail.Please pardon me if i interfere into your privacy,My name is Miss Mercy Joseph Young, 23 years of age, i am the only daughter of Late Dr Joseph Young from Ivory Coast, my father was the owner of Joseph Cocoa Industries Limited and he was a personal adviser to our former Head of State (late General Robert Guei). My purpose of contacting you is first, i want to know more about you so that i will know the areas you will be of assistance to my needs. I have some reasonable amount of moneys which my parents left for me before their untimely death, i want to plan for my future by investing this money in a good and profitable business but I donât know where to start and that is why I got interested in contacting you hoping that you will be kind a sincere to me by leading me through the right process to see that this money is not wasted because it is my only hope of planning for my future .Please, donât be surprise or scared because all my words are very sincere and I will prove it as we communicate along.
From your contact i observed you are an important personality before i made up my mind to contact you.Though i don't know you in person but your assurance can motivate me to tell you everything about the money i want to invest and to go into this investment with by my side . i have no experience i terms of any foreign investment but I wish you could be honest to me because i am afraid of choosing the wrong business or loose this money . As soon as i receive your respond we will decide on the next line of action, remember you caught my attention when I saw your contact and that was why i have the courage to write you in the first place. You will know me more as we communicate along and I will also send my pictures as soon as i hear from you so that you will see who you are communicating with.
Thanks for your understanding, hoping to hear from you soon.