This email with the subject "A leeter for investment request." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 17 Oct 2006 13:49:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Master Terry Akimbo Jnr" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Prince Terry Akimbo Jnr Abidjan Ivory Coast Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear, Good a thing to write you. I have a proposal for you-this however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will.I am Prince Terry Akimbo 18 years old, the only surviving son of my late Mr.& Mrs R.Akim. Sorry to tell you that my late father was a highly reputable busnness tygoon-(in Gold, Diamond and cocoa merchant)who operated in entire Africa countries during his days. It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously which happened during one of his business trips abroad early september 2005.His sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by his brother an uncle of mine in collabration with some of his weaked collaeques who travelled with him. Only God knows the truth! ! He ate food poisoned and was flown back home,but before his death on 20TH September 2005 he send his secretary who accompanied him to the hospital to fatch me, beside his sick bed he told me in confident of having the sum of 3,500,000 US DOLLARS (THREE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND USA DOLLARS) which he deposited in one of the local banks here.He also told me that he deposited this fund in a special account(suspence bank account) for security reasons and made me the next of kin as his only child. He also explained to me earlier before his death,that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business assocaites in colaboration of his so-called brothers.That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money to and use it for investment purposes. After his death, few days later his burial was organised and he was buried normally, but they same uncle started making problem with me by taking away all the landed properties belonging to my father even treating to kill me, So I haveno option than to ran away from their sight to a nearby country where he deposited the money.I want you now to assist me in this transaction by absorbing the money in any of your bank account as a beneficiary of the fund, and also help me how and where to use it for an investment purpose and to further my educaton which is more important to me. I am just an orphan and victim of circumstance because my mother died when I was under age and right now residing in a refugee camp in a country (Rep.of Ivory Coast) where I don't have family nor friend and I really don't know what to do. I need help from you please. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs and my life have been miserable as a result of incessant political crisis in my country Sierra Leone and even here in Ivory coast.The death of my Father actually brought sorrow to me. But I facing a little problem with the bank for the next of kin,My late father appended a clause stating that;I the next of kin,Must attend the age of 20 years before taking full control of the bank account,But in the invent of war and natural disaster in here,the bank accept to honour a transfer request from me which is garranted for safety of the funds,and in this case I must have and investor maneger as foreign partner outside africa. I am not yet 20 years,and here is not a safe country at this time because of the constant war and polital crisis.The bank is insisting that I must fufil the conditions putting down by my late father, and can not lay hand on any of my late father foreign partners.I would like you to be my investment Maneger, so that I would instruct the bank to transfer my money to the country for investment Purposes. I am taking alot of precursion due to the rate of scaming happening arround the world because I don't want to loose this only heritage left for me to start a new life. Dearest one,I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards .As soon as you indicate your interest I will forward to you relating documents in my posession including my picture for legal prove. Now permit me to ask these few questions:- 1. Can you honestly help me, I can offer you 10% of the total money when it is confirm in your bank account ? 2. Can I completely trust you? 3. Finaly I hope you will treat me like your person ? Please kindly go through this and let me know of your interest immediately. So that I will give you more information on what to do, and also send you documents which I recieved from my late father concerning this transaction. Thanks and God Bless you so much, Prince Terry Akimbo.18 years old.