This email with the subject "INVESTMENT INQUIRY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 19 Feb 2006 12:39:25 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was ADAMS WINPOE <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day, Conpliment of the day and happy New Year to you and your family, and I do hope this letter will not be a surpise to you. My name is MR.ADAMS WINPOE from Liberia,the elderest son to Mr.John.Y.Winpoe Former Deputy Minister of National Security in Liberia in West Africa. My father was falsely accused of plotting to remove the then PRESIDENT OF LIBERIA (CHARLES TAYLOR) from office. Without trial, Charles Taylor killed him.You can verify this from LIBERIAN EMBASSY in your country. You can also check in some of the international newspapers posted in the web sites below: http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2003-07-15-liberia_x.htm http://www.unwire.org/UNWire/20030716/449_6621.asp Before he was killed, my father instructed me to escape with the family to a hide out in BENIN REPUBLIC,another Country in West African and he confirmned to me that he left some money in a Diplomatic Trust Company, (name withheld for security reasons) he handed me over a certificate meant for asecret Deposit, which he made in the Security Company. If you may ask why do I need a foreign assistance or why can't I take the cash transfer myself? The answer is that there was an exclusion clause in the original agreement between the company and my father which states unambiguously that 'nobody,not even himself, can have access to the consignment in the company, and it has to be transferred to a foreign beneficiary outside Africa. This was done because he envisaged his arrest and this clause were inserted to prevent any seizure or infiltration of the fund. My decision to contact you is therefore, informed by this and due to my present social status and total ignorance of the business world. I believe you will appreciate the enormity of trust I repose on you by contacting you unbehalf of my family. Permit me to request that you should reassure me that you would not let me down in any way. On my part, this is my assurance and guarantee to you. I have contacted the Diplomatice Security Firm to confirm the deposit, which is worth US$18 Million, (Eighteen Million United States dollars) which I presumed my father made from the purchase of arms and ammunitions for the Liberia Army. Presently I am now in Europe as a refugee and under the refugee law I cannot involve in a hunge amount of money transaction which I search for a reliable person/company of high intergrity to assist claim this fund on our behalf as the beneficiary,and we have agreed to give you 25%of the total sum as commission for your assistance/effort. We will use 70% to invest under your recommendations and guide into Joint venture business with you. I would greatly appreciate your assistance as I look foward to your quick replythrough my private email address. Yours Faithfully, ADAMS WINPOE