This email with the subject "READ CAREFULLY AND REPLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 01 Apr 2006 06:17:44 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Elizabeth Eloh <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEAR CHOSEN PARTNER This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not yet met. The message could be strange but real if you pay some attention to it. I could have notified you about it at least for the sake of your integrity. Please accept my sincere apologies in bringing this message of goodwill to you, I have to say that I have no intentions of causing you any pains. As i am writting you, i am in a sick bed because i am having a heart attack. I am a Mrs. Elizabeth Eloh, 52 year old business woman from Sierra Loene in west Africa.I elate to inform you that I inherited a huge sum of Us dollars from my late husband chief Kossi M.Eloh, a gold and diamond dealer who was murdered last year by the former Liberian president Mr Charles Taylor over the dispute in their diamond and gold deal. This money which is concealled in a computerised Trunk box is deposited in a safe deposit company in Europe, where i am presently taking refuge with my two kids and the trunk box was deposited as containing family treasure not money for security reason.That is to say that the deposit company in Europe does not know that the trunk box contain money.This was done under a high powered government conection. Your assistance is now sought in retrieving the trunk box from the deposit company in Europe and transfer this money to you country for investment into any lucrative business of your choice.By this mail, you are requested to visit me here for familiarisation and to enable us arrange on how to get this trunk box out from the deposit company in europe and transfer this money into your account in your country after which I will go back with you. But if you cannot come down here, I can prepare an authorization letter on your name which will give you to power to meet with the deposit company in Europe on my behalf for the release of the trunk box to you before we can start arrangeing on how to come over to your country. For rendering this service, you will be highly compensated, a situation that will be discussed later. I want you to take this transaction very serious because it will benefit you.I will later tell you why I reposed this trust and confidence in you, a person I have not met before. we must act fast because it cost me 50 Euro daily as demurage to the deposit company keeping this trunk box and the earlier we remove it from there the better for us. This is not scam please.I know about scam because my late husband was a victim before his death. Please while replying do not forget to include your direct telephone number for easier communication Looking forward to your reply through this my private email: email@example.com Sincerely yours, Elizabeth Eloh