A Scam Email with the Subject "DIVINE FAVOUR." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 03 Aug 2005 20:49:00 -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.
MRS.MARIAM SAMBU, DADANI REFUGEE CAMP C/O ROCK OF AGES EVANGELICAL MINISTRIESLOME, REPUBLIC OF TOGO. Dear Friend,
With the best compliments of the year, I wish to solicit your help in migrating to your country and investing my funds,I am a Sierra Leonean National and the wife of late Dr Simon Sambu.Until his death, my husband was the General overseer of the Gold and Diamond Mining Corporation in Kanema Sierra Leone. On April 6 2000 the military forces loyal to the Government of Ahmed Tijan Kabbah invaded the Diamond and Gold mine and assassinated my husband, mistaking him for his brother Shehu Sambu who is the deputy to the leader of the revolutionary United Front (RUF) Foday Sankoh. When the news reached me, I hurriedly gathered some valuables in our family villa and escaped for my dear life in the company of my only son Silas. Among the valuables was a file that contained details of a Deposit my husband made in a security company here in LOME, republic of TOGO. He deposited US$17.5M (seventeen million Five Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars) contained in 1 Trunk box in the name of our son SILAS. He did not disclose the real contents of the Trunk Box to the Security Company. He Declared the contents as Family Valuables for security reasons. This is the money he made from the sale of Gold and diamonds during his time as the General overseer.
Now that we are in LOME and verified the transaction, we need yourassistance to move this funds out of this country for investment in your country as we cannot invest here due to its nearness to our country and the insecurity still going on there. We ask you to scout for a viable and lucrative business, so that we can invest wisely. We have it in mind to give you 15% of the total sum (17.5 million US Dollars), and 25% share in any investment we will embark upon if you assist us. This fortune of ours we have revealed to you should remain CONFIDENTIAL as it IS only you who we have told about it. Kindly indicate your interest and willingness to ssist us on receipt of this message for us to clarify you on how to proceed.
Note that this transaction is risk free, and the lawyer had got informationabout all that it will take, therefore a Diplomatic Corrier Service who will deliver this money to thier Offshore Payment Centre in Spain have been arranged, and my representatives will travel down to Spain with them. You need to know that this Diplomatic company do not know what is inside the box which they will deliver accept these my representatives, therefore if you accepted to assist me in this transaction yoU will not let the Diplomats know what is inside the box when they arrive, meanwhile you will be ready to travel to Spain where you will sign off the documents and finally recieve this money on my behalf. I will send to you the certificate of deposit which was issued to my husband now Late when he made the deposition to the security company for your perusal and my photogragh as well, May the shelter and care of God be upon you as you assist us. Remain blessed. Yours Sincerely,