A Scam Email with the Subject "TRUSTING YOU IN ACTUALIZING THIS GOAL." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 05 Dec 2005 01:39:08 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Shirley Yema Gbujama" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Beloved Friend, My greetings to you.With warm heart, I offer my friendship, greetings, and I hope this email reaches you in good faith.
However, strange or surprising this contact might seem to you as we have not met personally or had any dealings in the past. I humbly ask that you take due consideration of its importance and the immense benefit it will be to both of us.
After careful consideration with my children, we resolved to contact you for your most needed assistance in this manner. I duly apologize for intruding in your privacy, if this contact is not acceptable to you, as I make this proposal, please kindly disregard it.
Firstly, I wish to introduce myself properly to you. My name is Mrs. Shirley Yema Gbujama, a mother of two children and the former Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children Affairs in my country Sierra-leone.
I will now give you a general view of the situation when I was sworn in as a Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children Affairs in 1996, my late husband Anthony Gbujama, is also a very successful diamonds Businessman and was awarded several contracts in my ministry and had direct dealings with foreign investors in this field.
Due to my political status, I was not involved in my husband's business which was very vast and successful. My beloved husband died whilst on an official trip to one of his project sites, where they were attacked by rebels and killed and their corpse were never found.
He secretly deposited two trunk boxes with a security company in The Netherlands stocked with money valued at (US$55.7 Million USD).This money was generated from cash payments from his business associates in the diamond trade.
I have decided to have this funds invested by buying hotels and houses or if possible company in abroad with your assistance, as I have no other means to invest this funds without attracting my governments since no member of my family can hold such a huge amount of money in our name due to my political status, hence we sincerely propose to you to render us your most needed assistance in this regard.
On hearing from you, I will make every arrangement to workout modality on how best you can receive this funds in your country for the onward purchasing of the properties stated but before that you must have the Prices at hand.
Due to my sensitive position in the government now, it is not safe to communicate with me via phone or fax, but by email ONLY. This is why I have communicated you by email, and I would appreciate us to keep this way for the safety of this transaction, anyway I will instruct my first son to travel down to The Netherlands, so that he can open communication with you.
Finally, you may view my profile on the following link:- http://www.statehouse-sl.org/sygbujama.htmlI want immediate confirmation of your interest via myPersonal email as given: email@example.com
Accept my sincere regards, Mrs. Shirley Yema Gbujama.