This email with the subject "ask assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 11 Nov 2006 01:40:38 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ottas_kevin1" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
---------------------------------------- Upgrade youFROM:Mr.Kevin ottas Country Cote d'ivoire, in west Africa. Dear Good Friend, Good to write you,I have a proposal for you,Your profile pushed me to send you this mail,I am Mr.kevin ottas,the son of late Mr.ottas james. My father was a highly international reputable busnness magnet-(a cocoa merchant) who operated in the capital of Ivory coast,Abidjan during his days. It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in Europe during one of his business trips abroad last year. Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time. God knows the truth!. Before his death of my father,he called me when he was in the hospital and he told me that he has the sum of twenty two million,seven hundred thousand United State Dollars.USD$22.700,000)in two metallic trunk boxes (Consignment) and he deposited with one of the leading security company here in abidjan. He further told me that he deposited the consignment in my name and advice me to make an arrangement with my only sister and move the consignment to any choosen country. I am just a young man with only one sister and really don't know what to do,this is because of I have suffered a lot set backs as a result of political crisis here in Ivory coast. My reason for contacting you, is for you to kindly assist us financially so we can be able to pay for the demurrage charges accumulated so far. we are also contacting you for your professional and international business advice and assistance on how I can move this assets to your Country and my late father made me to know that the security company officials does not know the real content of the box.please take note. The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life. I am in a sincere desire of your humble sistance in this regards to help me out. Now permit me to ask these few questions 1. Can you honestly help me ? 2. Can I completely trust you? 3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you? Please, Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible. Thank you so much as you read this mail comprehensively and get back to me. My sincere regards Kevin Ottasr account today for increased storage; mail forwarding or POP enabled e-mail with automatic virus scanning. Visit our member benefits page at https://members.canada.com/benefits.aspx for more information.