This email with the subject "Please we need your help!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 04 Oct 2006 08:16:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "lawrence atinga" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From lawrence and Mary Atinga. Abidjan, Cote D' Ivoire. West Africa. Dear frend, I am lawrence ATINGA the only son of late former Director of finance, CLEMENT R. ATINGA Sierra-Leone diamond and mining corporation.I must confess my agitation is real and my words is my bond, in this proposal. My late father diverted this fund acquired from the over influencing of price of sales/purchasing of raw materials, now he has deposited the money with a bank here in Abidjan BY FIXED DEPOSIT FORM,and he attached a strict clause to the fund in bracket (PAY AS RECEIVED), where I am residing under political assylum with my younger sister MARY, my younger sister who is 18 years old. Now the war in my country is over with the help of ECOMOG soldiers, the present government of Sierra Leone has revoked the passport of all officers who served under the former regime and now ask countries to expel such person at the same time freeze their account and confiscate their asset, it is on this note that I am contacting you, all I needed from you is to furnish me with your bank particulars: 1) Account name 2) Account number 3) Bank address, telephone and fax number For you to assist me transfer this money in your private bank account, the said amount is US$ 6.7 Million. (Six Million Seven houdren Thousand Dollars)I am compensating you with 12% of the total money amount, now all my hope is banked on you and I really wants to invest this money in your country, were their is stability of Government, political and economic welfare. Honestly I want you to believe that this transaction is real and never a joke.My late father Chief Atinga gave me the photocopies of the certificate of deposit issued to me by the BANK on the date of deposit, and he called me closer to his bed side before his call to glory(R.I.P)that i should pray to god first, before contacting any foreginer and he warned me stricly that i should avoid afican men with their greedy and evil mind since this is the only legacy we are inheriting from him.Sir, this is for you to be clarified because, I do not expose my self to anybody I see, I believe that you are able to keep this transaction secret for me because this money is the hope of my life, it is important. Please call me immediately after you must have gone through my message fill free and make it urgent. That is the reason why I offered you 12 % of the total money amount, and in case of any other necessary expenses you might incure during this transaction inluding your telephone calls.N.B Try and negotiate for me some profitable blue chip investment opportunities which is risky free which I can invest with this money when it is transferred to your account and you will be our guiardian, personally I am interested in estate management and hotel business, please advise me.And promisse me and MARY my younger sister to be a father considering our situation and not to betray us.Please you can get back to us with this email adresse here(email@example.com) Thanks and God bless.