This email with the subject "FROM MARCO" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 25 Jun 2004 00:30:07 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MARCO OKITI" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
APPEAL FOR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE. ATTN:MY DEAR, This mail may come to you as a surprise but is borne out of my genuie need urgnet assistance . 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 Master MARCO OKITI the only son of late Mr.and Mrs.OKITI. I am from the fedral republic of Benin. My father was a very wealthy importer and export Auto merchandise base in Cotonou,Abidjan and import from Europe,Before he was poisonedto death by his business associates on one of their outings for 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 deposite a box that contains the sum of $12.5million us dollars left in a private security company in Europe,and he used my name as his only son for the next of Kin in depositing of the fund. 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 . Although we have not meet before, but with hope that you will not let me down. With due respect to you ,I am honourably seeking for your assistance in the following ways: (1) To open a bank account into which this money would be transferred to . (2) To serve as a guardian of this fund and to help me to clear this consignment that contains this fund from security company in Europe. (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. HOWEVER,i am willing to offer you 15% out of the total sum as compensation for your effort after the successful transfer of this fund to your nominated account overseas and addition with the sum of 5%of the total money for any expenses that you may incur torwards this transaction. I came down here in Abidjan in order to secure my dear life due to the threats i am receiving from my father business associates in cotonou. I urge you to kindly offer me your urgent assistant to transfer this total amount to your contry, so that i come down immediately to continue my studies as you be myguildian and god father .If you ignor me, my life may be in danger since abidjan is not too far from my country. If you assist me out God almighty will also assist you and your dear family Furthermore, you indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded in the next few working days. you signify your interest to assist me as you e mail me to get the full details and further informations. Thanks and God bless. Anticipating hearing from you soon. Best regards, Marco Okiti.