This email with the subject "Letter of Introduction" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 02 Jan 2007 07:06:14 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Taylor Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I beleive you are a reputable and responsible trustworthy person I can do business with, as a matter of trust, I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere business. My father was a very wealthy Cocoa Merchant based in Abidjan, the Economic Capital of Cote D' Ivoire. He was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings to discuss a business deal. Before he died on the 24th November 2003 in a Private Hospital in Abidjan, he secretly called me to his bedside and told me that he has the sum of 25.5 Million United States Dollars deposited as "Photographic Materials" with a Security Trust Company in Europe with my name as the Next of kin. Also his last words, was that I should move out of my country through a neighbouring country to any safe place for cover [Exile] immediately after his burial, then from there that I should find a possible way of moving out of Africa and naturalize in a foreign country where I can put up solid investment with with the money. Right now, am staying in London-United Kingdom with a family. My father's advise was 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 purposes specifically, he advised that I should invest in Real Estate. I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways; 1. To serve as the guardian of this fund, 2. To assist me in putting this sum of money in safe keeping by accepting to recieve it from the Security company with a letter of Authorization from me, 3. To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and, 4. To secure residential permit for me in your country. I am willing to offer you a percentage that you will not refuse from the total sum as compensation for your effort/input after the successful completion of the transaction. To commence, I will need you to send to me your Telephone and Fax Numbers for further communication. If you are not Interested, Please do not reply to this mail, delete it from your system. Thank you while expecting to hear from you soon. Taylor Williams