This email with the subject "A FAMILY PLEA FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 11 Jul 2004 15:20:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MRS AISHAT AMOOSA" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings to you, With warm heart I offer my friendship, greetings and hope this mail meets in good time. However strange or surprising this might seem to you as we have not met or had any dealings in the past. I humbly ask you take due consideration of its importance/immense benefit to you and my family. After careful consideration with my son, we resolved to contact you for our most needed assistance in this manner .I duly apologize for infringing on your privacy, as I make this proposal to you as a person of integrity. We got your details after a thorough private research on the internet for a reliable and capable foreign partner. I am Aishat Hassan Amoosa (Mrs.); my husband was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 1998 which defile all medical treatment. In 2002 my husband died, leaving behind me and my six children .May Almighty GOD grant his precious soul eternal rest, my eldest son is currently a student of business administration in a college in North America. My late husband was a former adviser of Natural Resources and Petroleum Products Ministry, in United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) for several years,before he died he was a successful man in all standard In june, I and my children decided to move from the house my late husband lived and died,to another house in the process of moving the movers discovered a hidden metal safe built into the floor of his wardrobe. We broke the safe and found a lot of documents of importance,of which one of it was a certificate of deposit. certificate of deposit. The certificate of deposit is for the amount of eighteen million,two hundred and sixty thousand u.s dollar) $18,260,000 U.S.D, of which my last and only daughter as a beneficiary with a financial and security firm oversea. We immediately contacted the financial and security company .Due to the fact that my daughter is less than eighteen , as well as the circumstances of how my late husband passed away, and my daughter being disable or derformed from birth. Most importantly being the last and 3rd wife of my late husband and our popularity here at home. I cannot receive these funds in my name or that of my children in any local bank without raising eyebrow. As the extended family and other wives may start problem with me and my children. I am seeking your personal assistance in helping my family receive these funds as a beneficiary in you name or companys name. All documents pertaining to this transaction will be forwarded to you, if you agree to assist us and its totally risk free and there is nothing to it. Note: all expenses relating to this transaction including phone bill will be handled by us, your personal finances is not required for the completion of this transaction. I implore you to maintain high level of confidentiality, as this is required. If you wish to assist me and my children, we shall give you; for your assistance 15% of the total sum .If for any reason you do not waqnt to assist us please notify me as well.You can contact us via email for now.My son email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or my personal email address is email@example.com Yours truly, Aishat Amoosa.