This email with the subject "HELLO" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 12 Oct 2006 17:30:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Leticia <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, CONFIDENTIAL, PLS. Mrs.Leticia Alamieyeseigha is my name,wife of the embattled Governor of Bayelsa State of Federal Republic of Southern Nigeria.My husband was arrested by the London Metropolitan police at Heathrow Airport, London on September 15th 2005. The cause of his arrest was not immediately spelt out to him as he was seen in possession of 70,000 Euros but it was internally believed that he was in political loggerheads with his political godfathers.An investigation continued to his London home where a cash of GP Â1M was discovered.He was detained and appeared in court on Nov;15th.The crown Court in London,Bow street magistrate court granted him bail on immunity clause.For further reconfirmation,see: http://www.washingtontimes.com/world/20050928-104543-3517r.htm Back here in Nigeria,the civillian government of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has insisted and succeeded in probing my family's financial resources and has gazetted all our properties and also,further investigate if they could be successful in discovering more. It is this US$38M which my husband deposited with a security vault in Europe that they cannot trace because the funds were carefully and neatly packaged in a silver box and deposited as diplomatic immunities for his political ambition come 2007 which he can not participate again. He is present seriously sick and admitted in a clinic. Therefore,the family is in urgent need of a very competent and investor participant that we can enthrust with the Certificate of Deposit and Personal Identification Number (PIN) code to help us remove the funds from the security company in Europe.I spoke with him over the phone yesterday night and he passed this instruction to me hence my contact to you.He also informed me of the safe where the documents are kept and it has been secured. If this proposal is acceptable to you,after getting the money out from the security company to your country,my family have agreed to offer you 20% for your kind assistance.I will introduce you to our family attorney who will change all documents to your names. In addition,you will help us in banking our share as well as assisting in investing it wisely in a viable business but with our full consent and approval as a front for us untill the situation becomes more favourable for us to meet and discuss the way forward,most especially now that we are under surveillance and pressure from the government. Please let me hear from you at earliest so that we exchange contacts and build up relationships.Reply to email@example.com With due respect, Mrs.Leticia Alamieyeseigha.