Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "FOR: OUR MUTUAL BENEFIT!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 11 Apr 2006 12:03:06 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was JOY MAITAMA <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Sir / Madam,


In my quest for a reputable person to engage in a mutual business relationship, I got your contact 
through internet.As introduction, I am the only surviving daughter of late Chief Mark Maitama, the 
paramount chief of Munsha District of SierreLeone who was killed on January 8 2002, by the 
trigger-happy rebels. Most unfortunately for me I came from a polygamous family, and a student but 
out of school because of this problem. During my fatherís lifetime, he was actively engaged in 
ILLEGAL MINING AND SALES OF DIAMOND, from where he made his enormous wealth.

Prior to my fatherís death, he left a "WILL" with his lawyer, which was made available to us upon 
Observation and conclusion of burial befitting of my father. And as the only daughter most of his 
properties were willed to me, most importantly is the sum of US$15M [fifteen million United States 
dollars} which he deposited in a private security company in BURKINA FASO which has a branch in 
Madrid Spain this is also among the inheritance from my deceased father.
Since introduction of this "WILL" all my fatherís relatives have not been at peace with me, they 
were not happy how my father assigned all the enormous wealth to me. They have systematically and 
forcefully collected from me all documents of the properties "willed" to me. Not including a huge 
amount of money in one of the banks in SierreLeone which they could not withdraw due to a court 
order restraining either party from making withdrawals pending the determination of a litigation 
filled by my fatherís relations challenging the "WILL"
Now since I am too hard for them the (relatives) to subdue, they were making attempts to kill me so 
that nobody can stop them from carrying out their act, as they have succeeded in killing my mother 
last year. Infact the fear and warning of killing has griped me so much that I could not bear it 
anyone, hence I ran away from our family house to live with a school mate of mine whose father is a 
military man, with advise of my fatherís lawyer to safeguard my life and this US$15 million that 
was not known to them.
Considering my age and inexperienced in business and investment procedures, please I want you to 
help me in taking good custody of this funds and invest it in a profitable venture in a country 
where there is Economic and political stability.
If you assent to help me in this regard, we shall then discuss what I will give you in return for 
your assistance. And you will be required to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with me upon which 
you shall proceed to the official premises of the Security Company to take delivery of the funds 
for further investment.
Please put into consideration my in capabilities in some respect, therefore I would prefer all 
correspondence to be through Email which is more secret and confidential, as I can not use my 
school mate fatherís telephone to avoid jeopardizing my stay there. Every document concerning these 
funds is with me, upon request it will be sent to you.
Should you not be willing to collaborate with me in this venture, please inform me urgently to 
enable me look for another person.
Thanks in anticipation to your positive response.
Yours truly,


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