This email with the subject "BUSSINESS RELATIONSHIP 2006" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 08 Jan 2006 10:20:53 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was MR RICHARD WILFORD <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr. Richard Wilford Spain Barcelona email:email@example.com Dear Friend. I am Mr. Richard Wilford, the only son of late Chief John Wilford from Sierra-Leone. I got your contact from the Internet through My Search to help me and need assistance from you.,i am sorry to inconvinience you,But your help is Needed in our life. My sources of your contact gave me encouragement and confidence to write you. I am writing you in absolute confidence primarily to seek for your assistance to transfer our cash of (Fifty-Five Million United Stated Dollars) (55,000,000.00) now in the custody of a European security company In Europe to your private account pending our arrival to your country. SOURCES OF THE FUND My late father, chief John Richard Wilford, a native of Mende District in the northern province of Sierra-Leone, he was the general manager of Sierra-Leone Mining Co-operation (S.L.M.C) Freetown. According to my father, this money was the income accrued from mining co-operation overdraft and minor sales. Before the peace of the civil war between the rebel forces of Major Paul Korormah and the combined forces of ECOMOG peace keeping operation that almost destroyed my country, following the forceful removal of the civilian elected president Ahmed Tejan Kabbah from power by the rebels. My father had already made arrangement for his family, my mother, my little sister and myself to be evacuated to Spain, with our personal effort. My father deposited the Fund with a Security company here in Spain for the safe custody until after the war when he will join us. During the war in my country, and following the Indiscriminate searching of the public and government properties by the rebels forces, the Sierra-Leone mining corporation. Was one of the targets looted and destroyed. My father including other top government functionaries were attacked and killed by the rebels because of the relationship with the civilian president Ahmed Tejan Kabbah. As a result of my father's death, our hope of survival was shattered. The untimely deaths caused my mother heart failure and other related complications of which she later died in hospital after we spent a lot of money on her. Now, my 16 years old sister and myself are alone in this strange country suffering without any care or help. Without any relation, we are now like refugees and orphans In The street,We dont even have a home,we only survive By the food given to us by the Cruz roja of spain,Meaning Red cross.. Our only hope now is in you and the fund deposited the security company in spain.To this effect, I humbly solicit for your assistance in the following ways. To assist me claim this fund from the security company as the beneficiary of the fund. To transfer this money in your name and to your country and to make good arrangement for a joint business investment on our behalf in your country, and you will be the caretaker, and also to secure a college for my little sister and myself in your country to further our education. And to make arrangement for our traveling with you to your country after you have transferred this fund. Most importantly, We Need Trust and Honest person who is willing to help and do his possible best to claim to fund from the security company. The whole document issued after deposit is in my custody. For your assistance, I have conceded 45% of the money to your efforts assistance. Please reply at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to Help.Please send Your full name,telephone and Fax Number,Plus Your complete Home adress if you are willing to help me and My little sister. We await Your swift responce. Best of Regards Richard Wilford.