Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


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This email with the subject "FROM SYDNEY AND JANE TABOH." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 03 Jun 2006 08:46:37 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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Avenu 12 Reu 47 ABIDJAN
PNONE: 00 225 07 40 87 51.

Dear ,

I know that this mail will come to as a surprise  but please it was borne out of a desparate need 
for assistance.

I am Sydney Taboh the only son of late  Mr.Malick Taboh from Sierra Leone.
I got your contact from the ECOWAS Infomation Center in Cote d'Ivoire. My source of your contact 
gave me the courage and confidence to rely on you. I am writting you in absolute confidence 
primarily to seek your assistance to transfer the amount of (EIGHT MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND 
DOLLARS)($ 8,500,000,00 US )now in the custody of a BANK here in Abidjan to your private account .

SOURCE OF THE MONEY; My late father, Late Mr Malick Taboh, a native of mende district  of Sierra 
Leone, was the general Manager of Sierra Leone Diamond mining corporation (S.L.D.M.C.)Freetown.
According to my mother, This money was the income that accrued from minning corporation's over 
draft and minor sales.

Before the peak of the civil war between the rebels forces of major Paul Koroma and the combined 
forces of ECOMOG peace keeping operation that almost destroyed my country, following the forceful 
removal from power of the Civilian Elected President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah by the rebels. My father 
had already made arrangement for his family;
My mother, my sister jane and myself to be evacuated to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

My father deposited the fund for  safe custody until after the war when he will join us. 

But During the war in my country, indiscriminate looting of public and Government properties by the 
rebel forces was rampant and the sierra Leone minning co-op. was one of the targets looted and 
destroyed.My father including other top Government functionaries were attacked and killed by the 
rebels in November 1999 because of his relationship with the civilian Government of Ahmed Tejan 

The news of my father death, and my uncle,s involvement in an air crash in december 2002 while on a 
business trip to benin republic caused my mother heartfailure and other related complications of 
which she later died in the hospital After we  have spent a lot of money on her.

Now my 16-year-old sister and myself are alone in this strange country suffering without any care 
or help;Without any relative, we are now like refugees and orphans.  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 trust worthy 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 and, then settle  down abroad. She 
gave us the bank document to prove the deposit and then  told us that my father used my name as the 
beneficiary to the money in  the bank  in the event of his death. She told us that this is the 
reason why we came to Ivory Coast .

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 introduce my partner to them .

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.
Our only hope now is in thIS  money our father deposited in the BANK. To this effect, I humbly 
solicit your assistance in the followings ways; 

To assist me claim this fund from the BANK as a co-beneficiary.;

To transfer this money in your name to your country; 

To make a good arrangement for a joint business investment on our behalf in your country with you 
as the caretaker.

To secure a college for my little Sister and my self in your country to further our education.And 
to make arrangement for our travel to your country after you have transferred this fund. most 
importantly,The whole documents issued after deposit is in my custody. 

For your assistance, I beg to concede 15% of this money to you while 5% will be set aside for 
ancillary expenses that may arise in the course of the transaction.      

BEST REGARDS