This email with the subject "assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 05 Dec 2006 00:20:28 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "franco benanco" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam reply back to email@example.comGood day, my name is FRANCO BENANCO. I just arrival in Johannesburg, South Africa few days ago. I really need your help to invest in South Africa.
I know you will be surprised to receive this mail, considering the fact that we donít know each other, However I got your contact details from the internet network search, before I precedes, I want you to know that I have $5.million rands (five million south african rands) with me as I am sending you this email deposited in a private security company as vault. Please donít be surprised. I got the money from CONGO I was among the peacekeepers in CONGO (DRC). Rebels attacked our camp, so I ran away with the box of money including the instruction manual for the money. I will explain more to you about the money when we meet. HELP ME INVEST THE MONEY HERE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Donít be afraid, there is no way on EARTH any body knows that I am with the money. When the rebels attacked the camp. People died, I managed to escape with the box of money. Help me invest the money here in South Africa and I will give you 15% of the total sum. 15% of $5.million .
Reply my mail and send me your phone number and I will call you or you can call me on this number 07841-25415 and leave a message for me and I will get back to you. If you will help me, reply and call. I am in Johannesburg.
Waiting for your quick mail. The earlier the better. I need to travel to CONGO DRC and bring my family so please I will really appreciate it if you will help me to invest the money. Another thing, I donít have any legal documents so please I need your help.
Please, if you will help me! Keep very confidential.Phone number= 07841-25415 or reply my mail with your phone number and I call you.
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