This email with the subject "FROM:MARIAM BALLA" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 02 May 2007 13:23:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM:MARIAM BALLA ABIDJAN IVORY COAST HELLO,Me Dear I am kindly in a polite manner asking for your assistance. We will kindly first of all ask that you forgive us for involving you into our delima we are faced with, me and my sister whose name is MARIAM We are the children of Late Internal Affairs Minister, Honorable JOSEPH BOGA BALLA of the Republic of Ivory Coast.Apart from been a Minister in our country's gouvernment, he was a renown businessman and the President of the Diamond and Gold wholesale and retaillers company of Ivory Coast. I am taking this risk to inform you inorder for you to know the reality behind this whole affair and my main reason of seeking an immediate assistance from you. I ask that we keep this whole matter secret, for we will be in great danger,for our late father was assinated because of great wealth and international business contacts by death squad members , who are still seeking our where abouts. Our late father was President Gbagbo's right hand m an and a very influencial man in the present gouvernment but having discovered that the organisation he was heading had embezzled the sum of 6.800.000 Euros and another 5.378.000 Euros he eventually embezzled from gouvernmental couffers, all eyes begun focused on him and he was been monitored. Like Africans use to say,who ever kills an elephant should have the pleasure of eating it with many people,base on this concept we hereby solicit for your help to transfer this money to your nominated account.For your assistance we will give you 10%or15% Your mutual understanding will help us to continue our lives and education. We know our demand for your assistance may be some how difficult for you,but please,We pray that God will give you power to srenghten you for this task as make up your mind to help us. May God Guild and Bless You MARIAM BALLA