This email with the subject "FROM MARRISTON." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 20 Aug 2004 12:45:06 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was =?iso-8859-1?q?marriston=20williams?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM:MARRISTON WILLIAMS APPEAL FOR URGENT ASSISTANCE Email:email@example.com TEL:+225 0753-1463. STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. DEAREST ONE, Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I got your name and contact from the internet when I was searching for a reliable and trustworthy person and I prayed over it and selected your name among other names due to its esteeming nature and the recommendations given to me as a reputable and trust worthy person that I can do business with and by the recommendation , I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere business . I am Marriston Williams the only son of late Mr. and Mrs.joshua Williams. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan , the economic capital of Ivory coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip . My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special. Before the death of my father on November 2002 in a private hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of seventy million ,five hundred thousand United State Dollars.USD($70.500,000)which he deposited in a security company in Europe and he used my name as his only son for the next of Kin in depositing of the fund and the security company did not know the real contents of the box,according to my father, he said that he deposited it a box containing family valuables and also in it was 250 alluvial gold dust of 18ks each. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as real estate management or hotel management. Dear, I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways: (1) To help me travel down to Europe and retrieve this consignment and lodge it into your account. (2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 22 years. (3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit in your country. Moreover, Dear I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum of the money and the gold dust after you might have find a buyer for it. I will forward all the necessary documents to you as soon as you are sincerely and willingly to help me and I will also like to have your phone and fax number for easier communication and the most important thing to this transaction is confidentiality for my safety. Please I need your urgency in this transaction because my condition in this country is not pleasing and know body is helping me here as an orphan also coupled with the political crisis here for more than a year now. Anticipating to hear from you soonest. Thanks and God bless you in all your endeavoures. Best regards, Marriston Williams. Le nouveau Yahoo! Messenger est arrivé ! Découvrez toutes les nouveautés pour dialoguer instantanément avec vos amis. A télécharger gratuitement sur http://fr.messenger.yahoo.com