This email with the subject "From Miss From Stella Komba" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 15 Jul 2006 17:18:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
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I feel it is very neccessary to bring to you the problem we are facing and I believe that you will assist us. Since we have no person to turn to for assistance.I know this proposal letter may come to you as a surprise considering the fact that we have not had any formal acquaintance before,but all the same I would want you for the sake of God to give this an immediate attention in view of the fact that the security of our live and possession is at stake.
I am STELLA KOMBA a 20 years old girl from war ravaged SIERRA LEONE but presently domiciled in Abidjan Ivory coast with my brother peter who is 16 years old.My late father Chief Robert Komba who before his untimely assassination by the rebels was the Director of SIERRA LEONE Diamond corporation (SLDC).He was killed in our government residential house along side two of my other brothers,two house maids and one government attached security guard fortunately for I, younger sister and mother,we were on a week end visit to our home town As we got the news of the tragedy. We immediately managed to ran into neighbouring Ivory coast for refuge.
But unfortunately. As Fate would have it,we lost our dear mother (may soul rest in peace) as a result of what the Doctor called cardiac arrest.
As we were coming into this country ,we had some documents of a deposit of $ 28,500.000 USD (Twenty Eight million Five hundred thousand USD ) made by my late father in a security and trust company.According to my father, he intended to use this fund for his international business transaction after his tenure in office but was unfortunately murdered.
We had located the security company where the money is deposited with the help of an attorney and established ownership.please right now,with the bitter experiences we had in our country and the war still going on especially in diamond area which incidentally is where we hail from .coupled with the incessant political upheavals and hostilities in this country Ivory coast,we desire seriously to leave here and live the rest of our life into a more peaceful and politically stable country like yours Hence this proposal and request.
We therefore wish you can help us in the following regards :
1)To help us invest the money into a lucrative business .
2) To assist my brother get a college admission to further her education.
Please I know that,this letter may sound strange and incredible to you but the CNN and the BBC African bulletin normally have it as their major news features .Therefore for the sake of God and humanity give an immediate positive consideration and reply to me via our e-mail address.I will willingly agree to any suitable percentage of the money you will propose as your compensation for your assistance with regards to the above .please in view of our sensitive refugee status and as we are still conscious of our father's enemies.I would like you to give this a highly confidential approach .
Miss Stella Komba