A Scam Email with the Subject "How are you today?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 31 Aug 2012 01:04:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was NGUYEN PHUOC <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
How are you today?
It is my pleasure to write you after much consideration, my name is Nguyen Phuoc the only Son of late Mr. Thinh Phuoc from Sierra-Leone, I am 21 years old, I was born in SIERRA-LEONE , and I school in Liberia but I couldn't finish my education because of the things of the world, I have no brother nor sister. My father was former Director of finance Sierra-Leone diamond, Gold and Mining Corporation he was also one of the member of nationalistic parliament and minister of transport in Free Town the economic capital of Sierra Leone before his untimely death after his business trip.
My father got an accident with my mother of which my mother died instantly but my father died five days after in a private hospital in our country. On that faithful afternoon, I didnât know that my father was going to leave me after I had earlier lost my mother, but before he gave up the ghost, it was as if he knew he was going to die.
My father, oh my GOD (may his soul rest in perfect peace) before he died he called me and told me that he deposited the sum of Nine Million, United State Dollars. USD ($9,000.000.00) left in fixed / suspense account in one of the prime bank in Abidjan the economic capital of Coted'Ivoire, that the money was meant for his diamond and Gold company he wanted to establish in Tunisia, according to my father he deposited the money in suspense account using my name as the next of kin. He instructed me to seek for a reliable and trust worthy business partner for my life time investment abroad. Now I have succeeded in locating the deposit documents and the bank where this money was deposited in Abidjan, Cote d`Ivoire. I have spoken with the bank, the bank requested me to appoint a representative on my behalf as trustee, the bank manager made me to understand that there will not be any problem on the process of the transfer of the fund to any country of my choice as far as every needed legal documents that will legalize the transfer process of the money to your account will be secured in your name as the beneficial receiver of the money.
My uncle has seized all my late father's properties of which he want me to provide every other documents related to my late father's bank deposit I refused. Now my life is in a very big danger, For this reason I have to look for my safety and security pending my coming over to meet you immediately after the transfer to your account. I am now in Abidjan where the money was deposited. Now my uncle is going around Cote D'ivoire looking for me to collect all the documents that covers this money , note that my father told me that I should not give it to any body or show it to any body but it should be the person that I trust who will help me to retrieve the money.
Due to political problem in my country, and now since am the only person left in my family, please this is a little secrete and I plead with you to keep it to yourself alone until everything is properly arranged and executed then I will come over to join you in your country.
I seek your assistance in the following ways
"I want you to provide a bank account where this money can be transferred into and make arrangements for me to come over to your country after the successful transfer of this money to your account, to come and further my education and also help me invest this money in a profitable business since I am only 21yrs of age and do not know much about business. And also help me sponsor the transfer of this money into your nominated bank account""
This is very urgent I am worried to move out from here. I am ready to relocate and meet with you once you accept me with all your heart. I have already developed confidence with you since I believe knowing you was through divine intervention, I humbly ask that you take due consideration and promise me that you will always stand by me even after receiving the money in your account. Promise me that you will keep this proposal secret and Confidential until this money is successfully transferred to your account, I am willing to offer you 20% of the total fund if only you can help me, I am contacting you now based on confidence and trust I have for you to assist me in this timely project and I wait your sincere and genuine considerations to this proposal to enable me give you further information regarding this Fund and the arrangement.
I wait urgent answer of your ability to handle this for me.
Thanks and God bless you