This email with the subject "From: Mr. john williams" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 16 Oct 2006 19:36:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was jonn williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. john williams Country: Liberia, West Africa. Dear Friend, Compliments of the day. First and foremost, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction and I pray that my decision to contact you will be given a genuine approval considering the fact that we have not known each other before.Sir before i porceed,i would wish to use this opportunity to introduce myself to you . I am Mr.johnwilliams from Liberia, West Africa. I am the first son of Mr.Opong williams. My father had a bullet shot by the rebels on his way traveling out of my country with two of my younger sister's due to present crisis that is occurring in our country (Liberia). My sister's died on the spot while UN peace keepers rescued my father, and he was taken to hospital for medical treatment, were he later died. Before his death he revealed to my mother about a deposit he made with a security company in Ghana containing $12.6 million, (twelve million and six hundred thousand us dollars). for safekeeping as family treasures. My father did not disclose any of the content of the boxes to the security company to avoid the officials from raising eyebrows to the funds. Presently my mother and I are in Ghana to notify the security company for the claims, and we are staying in the refugee camp. Therefore I want you to lecture me on how best we can invest this money, because my father told me that it is dangerous to invest this money in Africa to avoid suspicions, and due to market instability coupled with economic and political instability facing African countries, considering all this fact and the high economic growth in your country that is why we want to invest in your country. For your mutual assistance in actualizing this our objective, my mother and I have agreed to offer you 25% of the total amount of the money. All the vital documents covering the deposit and the ownership are intact with our family attorney, which will be sent to you on your notifying us of your willingness to assist. Note I have never disclosed this to any person apart from you, so you have to keep this transaction as a top secret to yourself. Also i will want you to forward across to me your direct Tel/Fax number for more information about this transaction. I am waiting for your urgent and positive feedback. Email email@example.com Best regards, Mr.john williams __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com