This email with the subject "Sourcing for investment?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 31 Mar 2006 07:22:29 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Nina <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir / Madam, In my helpless search for a resourceful foreigner to run to, I got your contact from the internet and decided to write you. As an introduction, I am the only daughter of late Chief Mark Morgan , 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 MINNING 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, a substantial part of his properties were willed to me, including the sum $1,280,000.00 united states dollars and diamonds worth of over 600,000 United States dollars which he deposited in a private security company in Spain with a branch in Lome Togo. Since introduction of this "WILL" all my fatherís relatives have not been at peace with me, they were not happy how my father willed a substantial part of his wealth to me. They have systematically and forcefully collected from me all documents of the properties "willed" to me. Not including some 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" Going to the extreme, they planned 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 stay any longer, 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 the assets in Madrid that was not known to them. Considering my age and inexperience 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 can 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 enter into a written agreement 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 incapacitations in some respect, as I would prefer all correspondence to be through Email because I can not use my friend fatherís telephone to avoid jeopardizing my stay there. Every document concerning these funds is with me, upon request and convcition it will be sent to you. Should you be indisposed for any reason to assist me,please inform me urgently to enable me look for another person. Thanks in anticipation for your positive response. Yours truly, Nina L Morgan