A Scam Email with the Subject "From Miss Mariam Sherrif." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 06 Dec 2006 01:30:14 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Miss Mariam Sherrif" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings, My Dearest One, ( REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE ) My name is Miss Mariam Sherrif, I am female, 19years of age and I am from Ivory Coast.I know that this mail may look very worrying and disturbing to you as I do not know you in person but I will plead that you go through it closely and help me because I am really in need of your help at this point in time. I have been looking for a reliable foreign investor for an urgent business assistance. But since i dont want to run into some mischevious people, i have been hesistant of opening up to anybody. My father was assasinated in this current political crises that is going on in Cote d Iviore. He was falsely accused of being one of the major sponsorers of the Rebel groups. Few weeks later my mother died of heart failure as a result of the psycological tuture , she went through, watching these heartless soldiers , snuffing life out of her husband. Before the death of my both parents, my father used to be a wealthy man, who owns the largest fishing company in the country , including other financial institutions where he was one of the major share holder, but all these has been seized by the government due to my father's alledgedly involvement with rebels. Ever since then , my life hangs in doubts and my security can not be guarranted. Before the death of my both parents, my father told me about a consignment he kept in a security company for safe keeping and that the content is $6million. Though this is not to the knowledge of the security company. And I therefore appealing to you to kindly assist me and invest this money in your country while you make providings for my coming up to your country and for the continuation of my education, since my security can no longer be guarranted here and the political situations in my country is not stable. Note that after the succesful transfer of the money into your account that you will be given 15% of the total money as your commission , while the profits that will come from any good venture you might suggest will be shared as it will be negociated. Just imagine a 19 years old girl being left alone to face all the challenges of this life , but i believe somebody somewhere loves and care for me. This relationship is based on trust and motual understanding. The confidentiality must always be maintained. Please do indicate your willingness to assist . I am looking forward to hear from you. Thanks and God bless. Your's sincerely Miss Mariam Sherrif