A Scam 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. The sender was <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM SYDNEY AND JANE TABOH. Avenu 12 Reu 47 ABIDJAN DANANI REFUGEE CAMP,ABIDJAN REPUBLIC OF COTE-D'IVOIRE 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 Kabbah. 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. I EAGERLY AWAITS YOUR REPLY. BEST REGARDS SYDNEY AND SISTER.