A Scam Email with the Subject "GREETINGS...PLS READ AND REPLY." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 09 Jan 2007 02:43:05 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Michael" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings, You may be surprised to receive my letter. However, I got your contact as a result of my desperate desire for assistance. Though this mail is unsolicited, I pray you to be humane and consider it. I have decided to contact you for confidential, urgent and rewarding joint business. My name is Michael Kabo, I was a Personal Assistant to the Late Democratic Republic of Congo President; LAURENT KABILA, who was assassinated. I am sure you must be aware that his son, Joseph Kabila was sworn in as president. This news which was reported by most international media including CNN as you can see herein: http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/africa/01/26/congo.kabila/ http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/africa/01/16/congo.coup.04/ I am passionately contacting you based on the need for a trusted and honest person, who I can entrust with the sum of US$15,500,000 (Fifteen million, Five hundred Thousand US Dollars). Source of the money: The late president and I secured this money in a security firm, in my name before his death. Now that he is late, I want to transfer the money out of the security company because of the insecurity of the money, for investment in your country. I cannot travel out of where I am now, the country where I am presently on asylum as I have not got travel documents to do that for now, hence I am asking for your assistance to have this money in your care pending when I will secure travel documents to come over to your country. If you accept this offer, we shall share the money as follows: 35% for you, and 65% for me. I have all the title documents to the fund, which I can transfer to you to enable you have assess to the money. Be assured that this is risk-free and legitimate. Please advise me on your position immediately and take note that I want this kept very confidential as I do not want anyone to know about my where about and the trace of the funds. I await your prompt response, as I may be able to access my mails regularly. I have an experienced lawyer who will undertake the legal procedure for the transfer of the money to you. Regards. Michael Kabo.