This email with the subject "Greetings to you, from little Fred Williams" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 19 Nov 2005 04:33:12 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Fred Williams" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings to you, from little Fred WilliamsI thank God that I have come across you and believe you will not turn down my request. My name is Fred Williams, I am 17 years old. I am from Bouke in Cote D'ivoire, west Africa. I became an orphan last year when my father and my mother were murdered in Bouke in the northen part of Cote D' Ivoire my home town. I was in school when the rebel new force went on rampage and killed people in the town suspected for supporting the government of Gbagbo. I was able to escape from Cote D' Ivoire to The Netherlands by a good samaritan, where I am taking refuge. Since then, I have been searching closely on whom to trust and who will help me to claim and invest the sum of $18,500,000.00 United state dollars which my late father deposited in the vault of a security company here in The Netherlands. This fund was deposited as a family treasure/valueables for unward investment by my late father's business partner in Europe before they lost contact as a result of the political crises in the country (Cote D' Ivoire), seconded by his death (my father).
However,as I do not know this foreign partner and his contact information and my condition is safe and conducive here now, I appeal and plead to you in the name of GOD to help me stand as my guidian for the claim of the money which was deposited in the vault of the security company as a family treasure/valueable. Then after you have received the fund successfully, you will arrange to manage the fund in profitable investment you may choose.
Dear,do I believe and trust in you that you will not sit and betray me after the fund has been released to you? Assure me confidentially so that I will send across to you the contact information of the security company for your verification.
As I do not have any experience, I will like you to use your wealth of experience to handle this. Also, I will like you to suggest on the likely percentage you will take from this fund for your aniticipated help.
Please endeavour to furnish me with your private telephone number and please you have to maintain secrecy to avoid people having eyebrows on the fund when you receive it.Please the security company does not know the content of the box,they only know it's contains family treasure and valueables. I wait to hear from you soon,here is my private email address:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours faithfully, Fred WIlliams