A Scam Email with the Subject "JOY MAITAMA" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 09 Mar 2006 04:29:53 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was JOY MAITAMA <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir / Madam, In my quest for a reputable person to engage in a mutual business relationship, I got your contact through internet.As introduction, I am the only surviving daughter of late Chief Mark Maitama, the paramount chief of Munsha District of SierreLeone who was killed on January 8 2002, by the trigger-happy rebels. Most unfortunately for me I came from a polygamous family, and a student but out of school because of this problem. During my fatherís lifetime, he was actively engaged in ILLEGAL MINING AND SALES OF DIAMOND, from where he made his enormous wealth. Prior to my fatherís death, he left a "WILL" with his lawyer, which was made available to us upon Observation and conclusion of burial befitting of my father. And as the only daughter most of his properties were willed to me, most importantly is the sum of US$15M [fifteen million United States dollars} which he deposited in a private security company in BURKINA FASO which has a branch in Madrid Spain this is also among the inheritance from my deceased father. Since introduction of this "WILL" all my fatherís relatives have not been at peace with me, they were not happy how my father assigned all the enormous wealth to me. They have systematically and forcefully collected from me all documents of the properties "willed" to me. Not including a huge amount of money in one of the banks in SierreLeone which they could not withdraw due to a court order restraining either party from making withdrawals pending the determination of a litigation filled by my fatherís relations challenging the "WILL" Now since I am too hard for them the (relatives) to subdue, they were making attempts to kill me so that nobody can stop them from carrying out their act, as they have succeeded in killing my mother last year. Infact the fear and warning of killing has griped me so much that I could not bear it anyone, hence I ran away from our family house to live with a school mate of mine whose father is a military man, with advise of my fatherís lawyer to safeguard my life and this US$15 million that was not known to them. Considering my age and inexperienced in business and investment procedures, please I want you to help me in taking good custody of this funds and invest it in a profitable venture in a country where there is Economic and political stability. If you assent to help me in this regard, we shall then discuss what I will give you in return for your assistance. And you will be required to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with me upon which you shall proceed to the official premises of the Security Company to take delivery of the funds for further investment. Please put into consideration my in capabilities in some respect, therefore I would prefer all correspondence to be through Email which is more secret and confidential, as I can not use my school mate fatherís telephone to avoid jeopardizing my stay there. Every document concerning these funds is with me, upon request it will be sent to you. Should you not be willing to collaborate with me in this venture, please inform me urgently to enable me look for another person. Thanks in anticipation to your positive response. Yours truly, JOY MAITAMA