Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: From Miss Mary Allen

From: Sandra Allen <>

This email with the subject "From Miss Mary Allen" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 16 Mar 2007 13:02:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Sandra Allen <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Hello Dear,
I am delighted to write to you. My name is Miss Mary Sandra Allen, I am sorry if this mail will come to you as an embarrassment or a surprise, I  just felt like empting myself to you, I decided to confide in you, as am faced with total frustration and hardship.I am presently residing in Abidjan,Cote d'Ivoire.I left my country with my father after the death of my mother during the war in our country and we came here because my father owned a business here,(cocoa business), during the going political crisis here which has turn out into a civil war since 2003,my father was attacked and killed here at the hit of the crisis as the rebels were killing prominent foreigners with the reason that they were financially supporting the government against them and the rebels are accusing the government of doing the killing.
Presently, I am staying in a REFUGEE camp assisted by the Red cross organisation, and after the death of my father, our house was set ablaze, I was unable to meet my needs pay my bills and accommodation and in my dilemma which was another reason for going to the camp, where I could  at least feed and sleep as I did not know anyone here.
I take permission to go to the town where they have internet access to enable me correspond with you, I also indulge in sweeping there so that i can earn some money to at least feed.
Secondly, my late father concealed some amount of money in a trunk box and deposited it in a safe keeping house to the turn of $18.5 million dollars which I will want you to help me move out of this country because of the war here. But the safe keeping house does not know the true content of the trunk to be cash as my father declared upon deposit as containing family valuables. My father confided so much in me after the death of my mother.
All that I want is your sincere and genuine help in helping me safe guide this trunk which means that you will have to come here so that we can meet face to face first before proceeding with this claim or we can ask the safe keeping company to ship the trunk to you in your country, as we have to do the claiming of the trunk which the money is concealed in, claim it out of the safe keeping house first and the money moved out of this country as I am the named next of kin to this deposit. I cannot allow the money remain here, why, because of the war here which possess a great risk to it as my life and future solely lies on it. If you have heard from the news for the past few months now there has been intense fighting and bombing by the French troops which I will like to live here as soon as we have this money moved out of this country.
I will also like upon your arrival here to open an account in any of the international banks of your choice here where this money wil l be lodged into for transfer to your country, I know that this is our first mail, but I have decided to confide in you because i do not have any other choice than to let you know about the trunk. I want you to know that for years now, I
have lived in absolute frustration, tires and pains without any person around me, no parent, uncles or friend, but God had kept me until now, which I believe that I will smile once again.
Thirdly, I do not want to attach myself to you out of desperation so that I do not get used rather I intend you helping me to claim this money as I intend living for your country to start an entire new life and complete my education, as you will have to help in the investment of this money. But I really need your help at this trial and difficult time of mine.
I am totally frustrated that my whole mind for now lies on my survival which is securing this money. Please I am confiding completely in you and I really need your assistance at this point of my life as you alone knows of this venture.
I have enclosed my copies of my personal pictures and my late father's pictures for your view while I will expect to have yours in return.
I wait to hear from you.
Thank you.

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