This email with the subject "Dear Good Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 10 Aug 2012 01:02:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Linda Andrew <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
|Dear Good Friend|
I contacted you,after so many prayers and fasting towards your profile.I choosed you as a good & honest person,whom i can confide all my trust with,in this urgent business transaction.
Let me firstly introduce myself, My name is Linda Andrew,from Coted'Ivoire. The only child of late Mr Joseph Andrew . My mother died when i was a kid and My late father is the owner of J&T Cocoa Industries. But my father died recently and he was poisoned by his brother and before his sudden death,He called me privately and told me of huge amount of money ( us$7,800,000.00. ) Which he deposited in a BANK,here in my country and used my name as the next of kin,as her only child.
Now,i am Orphan of mother and father and I want you to help me out, in providing a bank account,where this total funds, (us$7,800,000.00.) Seven Million Eight Hundred Thousand United State Dollars, which my late father deposited in the bank with my name as the next of kin,will be transfered into,over there in your country,for my investment purposes in your country with you. Also you will advice me on a good and profitable investment,which i can set-up in your country,after the successful transfer.
Please, i am honourably soliciting for your kind and urgent assistance in the following ways:
1) To provide a bank account where this money will be transfered into.
2) To serve as the guardian of these fund ,since i am still minor.
3)To make arrangement for me in your country to continue my educational career and to procure to me a residential permit in your country.
Sincerely speaking from my heart, i am willing to offer you 15% of this my total funds, as a reward for your assistance in helping me out. Not only this,you will also be my oversea guidian and take care of all the companies or any business venture,which i will set-up in your country.
Anyway,urgently reply me rightnow, for more details about me and about this my total funds i wants to transfer into your bank account, if you are really ready and interested to help me out in this assistance. I am eagerly waiting to hear from you now.
Infact, i am seriously fasting and praying now, before writting you this letter, because, this money here is what is left for me and my life.I prayed you understand, because if anything happened to it, i will beg for the rest of my life.
Thanks for your assistance and take care and also may God bless you as you help me out.
Your new good friend,