This email with the subject "YOUR ASSISTANCE PLEASE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 05 Apr 2007 05:40:41 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr Nestonrichard" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM :NESTON RICHARD Hello Please I Need Your Urgent Assistance Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I know this mail may come to you as a surprise, since we have not known or written before. Afer you receive this mail kindly contact me on my private e.mail contact below. introducing myself, I am Neston Richard, the Only Son of the late Mr and Mrs Richard, my father was a gold and cocoa merchant based in accra, ghana and Abidjan (Ivory Coast), he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their business trips. before the death of my father on 29th june 2001 in a private hospital here in Abidjan. He secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has a sum of usd $10.5m (Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand U.s), deposited in a suspence account in one of the private bank in Dakar Senegal, that he used my name as his only Son for the next of kin in depositing of the fund. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates, that I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as expansion of his existing cocoa business and real estate management overseas. Dear friend, I am humbly seeking your assistance in the following ways. 1) To assist me in retriving this money from the bank. 2) To serve as the guardian of this fund. 3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a residential permit in your country moreover, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/input after the successful transfer of this fund to your nominated account overseas. Furthermore, you can indicate your option towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within seven (7) working days you signify interest to assist me. E-mail address above ( firstname.lastname@example.org) Anticipating to hear from you soon. Yours sincerely, Neston.