This email with the subject "FROM: MRS AMINATU." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 14 Dec 2006 12:32:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Aminatu Arikama <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: MRS AMINATU. Dearest. I am Mrs Aminatu Abubaka Arikama, from Sierra Leone republic, residing in Cote d'Ivoire. I am married to Mr Abubaka Arikama, who deals in Cocoa and Gold business in Cote d Ivoire for twenty five years before he died in the year 2002. We were married for twenty years God give us a son, his name is Abubaka Arikama Jr who is 17 now, and because of my husband love to me he refused to marry another wife. He died after a brief illness from food poison which lasted for only four days. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get another child outside my matrimonial home, my husband relatives was responsible for his death because they want to inherit the entire legacy, I was ill and my son is still a little boy. Before the death of my husband he deposited a huge amount (US$11.8M) in a finance house here in Cote d Ivoire, Since my Doctor told me that I have a little time left (about Six months) due to cancer problem. Having known my condition and I can not survive this cancer illness, and I don't want to lose my only son, I decided to transfer this fund and my son out of this country. I took this decision because I don't want to lose every thing my husband has worked for, and my husband relatives are not even good at all because they are responsible for the death of my husband in other to have all his properties and I don't want my husband's efforts to be used by those that conspired for his death and they will still kill my son if they have the opportunity. The fund transfer will base on the option you prefer, (1) bank to bank transfer (2) through a diplomatic channel to your address, the finance house is ready to transfer the fund with any of the option we agreed on, as soon as I receive your reply of accepting to help me I will give you all the details including your percentage for assisting me in this legitimate transaction. Thanks. May God be with you. Mrs. Aminatu Arikama