This email with the subject "Benefit and trust investment" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 28 Sep 2006 10:33:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Gabriel Tarawally" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear in heart,
I am Mr Gabriel Tarawally son to late Chief K.S Tarawally from Ivory Coast. I am an orphan being that I lost my beloved parents a couple of months ago. My father was a serving director of the Cocoa exporting board until his death .He was assassinated on August 2003 by the rebels following the political uprising. Before his death he deposited the sum of US$20.4 (Twenty million four hundred thousand united states dollars here in a private security Company which was for the importation of cocoa processing machine.
Note, according to my late father the money is in a trunk box and he did not disclose to the security company the real content of the box, he did it for the safety of the fund according to him, he decleard to the security company that the box contains a family valuables. So, the trunk box is still with the Security Company here in Cote D'Ivoire under their custody.
I want you to do me a favour, to help me invest this money in your country for our joint business investment which you will be controling as I do not have any knowledge of investment, that will be after we retreive the box from the security company.
This is my reason for writing to you. Please if you are willing to assist me, indicate your interest in replying soonest, so that I will furnish you with details towards about this trunk box.Looking forward to see your reply very soon and let me have your contact address and telephone number to call you, so that we will discuss on your percentage in this transaction.
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Thanks and best regards.