A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT / ATTENTION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 24 Apr 2006 02:58:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
BILLY &MARIA BIROS AVENU 12 RUE 47 ABIDJAN DANANI REFUGEE CAMP, ABIDJAN REPUBLIC OF COTE-D'IVOIRE Dear One,My name is Billy&Maria Biros are the children of Late General Alexandral Biros the former Director of military inteligence and special acting General Manager of the Sieria Leone Diamond mining coperation( SLDMC ).I am contacting you to seek your good assistance to transfer and invest USD 18.5 million belonging to my late father which is deposited in a bank in Abidjan. This money is revenues from solid minirals and dimonds sale which were under my fathers possession before the civil war broke out.
Following the break out of the war, almost all government offices,coperations and parastatals were attacked and vandalized. The SLDMC was loothed and burnt down to ashes, and diamonds worth millions of dollars was stolen by the rebel military forces who attacked my fathers office.
Many top government officials and senior army officers were assasinated and my father was a key target because of his very sensitive military possition and appointment in the SLDMC.Regreatably, my father was captured and murdered along with half brother in cool blood during a mid-night rebel shoot-out when our official residence in freetown was armbushed by Fordey Sanko the notorious rebel leader.
My mother sustainded very sever bullet injuries which resulted to her untimely and painful death in a private hospital here in Ivory Coast.
Now we are alone in a totally strange country without parents, relatives or any body to care for us at our tender ages. Before our mother died, she told us that our father deposited some money which he made from diamond sales and contracts at this bank here in Ivory Coast and that we should pray and find a trustworthy foreign business partner who would help us to transfer and invest this money in profitable business venture overseas. She told us to do this quickly so that we can leave Ivory Coast with our cousin brother- Arthur who is here in the camp with us and,then settle down abroad. She gave us the the bank document to prove the deposit and then told us that my father used my name as the only son to deposit the money in the bank.She told us that this is the reason why we came to Ivory Coast. My mother died afterwards. May her spirit rest in perfect peace.
I have gone to the bank to make inquires about this money and I spoke with the Manager of International remittance who assured me that everything is intact and promised to help me transfer this money to my foreign partners bank account as soon as I provide my partners foreign bank account for them. However, the manager is very concerned because of my age. I am 20 years and as such advised that I should look for a matured person that will represent me at the bank.
If you are willing to assist us, please let us know immediately so that you will arrange the transfer of the money to your account with the bank.
Please note that I can only offer you 20% of the total money as compensation for your noble assistance in accodiance with my mothers advise. I am interested in any profitable commercial venture which you consider very good in your country and you would also get a school for me, my little sister and cousin so that we
can finish our college education.Please there is urgent need for the money to be transferred to your account because of the political crises they are having in Cote d'Ivoire now. I am hoping to hear your urgent response so that I can not look for another foreign partner and also call immediately you recived this mail.
Thank you and may God bless you and your dear family. Yours sincerelyBilly/Maria Biros