This email with the subject "I Need Your Maximum assistance." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 25 Feb 2006 04:14:11 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr. Richard H. Gue <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Ma, On behalf of the entire members of GUEI family and my good self, Richard H.Guei, thefirst son and the present speaker of the family of late, his Excellency Robert Guei the Ex President of Republic of Cote D' Ivoire in Western region of Africa is hereby asking for your help and also your Maximum assistance. I am a medical student and a middle aged man of twenty nine years. My late father, when he was in power he accumulated a lot of wealth and he also lodged a locked box containing the total sum of Twenty five Million Dollars (25 Million USD) and block Gold worth of 85 kilos in a security company in Burkina Faso. He further instructed the security company to transfer the consignment to their agent in China. to avoid any traces, the consignment was lodged as computer accessories for security reasons moreso, it's unlawful to deposit cash finance institute. And till date the management of the security company was ignorant of the real contents of the consignment. He was killed by enemies cause of the political envies government has for him when he was in power. And after his death the government led by LAURENT GBAGBO ordered to seize of allhis know properties. My fathers properties were all confiscated including all his bank accounts with the accusation of financial embelsslement. After all this trends by the government, the whole families were left with nothing apart from this money in China. And Luckly he called me a month before his sudden death and disclosed this secret to me, But he didn?t give the key, the secret code number of the box and the whole documents concerning to the vault in my hand immediately. Just two month ago, I find all the relevant documents involved, the key and code number of theconsignment where it was written on a document.Then,I called the security company as the chiefbeneficiary to know the procedure and acquirements for the claim. But the management of the security company said, my late father signed an agreement with them that the vault belong to his foreign partner. And if he is not physically available in future, his next of kin Richard, which is myself must be accompanied with his foreign partner before the release of this vault, and there is no name specified in the agreement as the foreign partner. Presently, I am in Accra-Ghana, as refugees just to keep government preying eye away from me. And to avoid someone who known me back home knowing my present hideout. Based on this reasons, I am contacting you to stand as my late father foreign partner and the true beneficiary to the vault by helping me to arrange with the company on how the consignment will be dislodge moreso,keep this transaction confidential between me and you for security reasons. I am fully aware of the international monitoring of all large-scale financial movements after the September 11th 2001 terrorist attack on America and to avoid any state of financial investigation.I will provide a classified clearance paper as it was inherited from my late father who will exonerate the money from either drug, money laundered or terrorist related proceeds. Personaly,i have decide to follow you to your country for the investment of this funds immediatelyit,s released.Neverthless the success of this transaction will give birth to a live time relationship,patnership and oneness till death do us part. Hoping to hear favourably from you soonest through my alternative Email: email@example.com Thanks. Mr. Richard H. Gue