This email with the subject "Your Assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 27 Oct 2006 05:58:53 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Miss Sandra Wise a Law student of University of Newcastle,England. I am compelled to contact you concerning a business deal, which I believe will be beneficial to you and me. My late father,Mr.William Wise was a career diplomat.While In office, he was highly connected because of his expertise in transfering money to coded accounts for important Clients at short notices and without detection. Due to his connections in high places, at the end of his tenure as an international diplomat, he became acquainted with important European and African leaders, politicians etc. who patronized him to help them transfer money round the world and this he did with relative ease. I was quite close to him and was privy to his business deals because he used to intimate me. I was also aware of his numerous trips to Europe and the America to make large cash deposits in several Banks.
Recently, my father came to London en route Liechtenstein to make large cash deposits for one of his clients. We met on July 6th, 2005 at his hotel room and on July 7th, 2005 I learnt that he was one of the victims of the London Underground Terrorist attack in Circle Line train at Edgeware Road that killed about 52 people and left many wounded at rush hour.After the recovery of his body, I and my other siblings were making arrangements for his burial when on August,2005, one of the EmbassyÃââs staff contacted me and informed me that my late father had deposited some boxes in the storage House of which my name was submitted as the Next of Kin and the sole signatory for the release of the boxes.He also informed me that now that my father was dead,he has to hand the boxes over to me.
Upon inspecting the boxes, I opened it and to my surprise, it contains large sum of money to the Value of US$24 Million US Dollars. I quickly closed the boxes and left it there as the embassy storage house did not know what is the content in the boxes and also to bid time before i will do anything so that the storm of the terrorist attack would fizzle out before i take possesion or institute authorization.Due to my status here as a student,i cannot be able to act with the funds or transfer to my student's account due to the huge amount of money involved,hence my decision to seek your help to help me move this funds from the shores of this country to somewhere else due to the very high tax and financial scrutiny and monitoring here and probably invest it there on our behalf.We have devised an alternative way to accomplish this which upon your response,i shall intimate you more about. I wish to assure you that this business is 100% risk free and i would like you to assume the beneficiary status of the funds on our behalf before the transfer would ensue.For your assistance,i will offer you 20% of the total sum.Do contact me on the above universal satellite telephone and fax number or on my private e-mail for further correspondence.
I eagerly await your urgent response.
Miss Sandra Wise