Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Message from Mr. Joe

From: Mr. Joe Modu <>

This email with the subject "Message from Mr. Joe" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 30 Jun 2006 17:32:52 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mr. Joe Modu <>, although it may have been spoofed.

From: Mr. Joe Modu
Tel: 0027-83-968-0894
I do recognize the surprise this urgent but confidential letter will bring to you especially as it 
came from a stranger, but rest assured that it came with best of intentions. First, I must 
introduce myself I am Mr. Joe Modu from the diamond-rich district of Sierra Leone and my father was 
the former Special adviser to the ousted Head of State of Sierra Leone, Major Johnny Paul Koroma.
I got your address and other details from the International Chamber of Commerce here in South 
During the war between our forces led by the Ex-Head of State, Major Johnny Koroma and the West 
African Allied Forces (ECOMOG), my country relied heavily on foreign earnings generated from 
diamond trade. This money was personally kept by the then President, Major Johnny Paul Koroma since 
our banking system had collapsed during the war.
However, as the war progressed, it became apparent that we were going to loose the war to the 
superior and better armed West African Allied Forces (ECOMOG).At this point, the key officers of 
the administration started making frantic efforts on how to leave Sierra Leone safely thereby 
sharing the proceeds/money from this diamond trade. In view of the fact that my father was one of 
the key officers of then administration and an In-law to Major Paul Koroma, he succeeded in getting 
the sum of US$15 Million (Fifteen Million United States Dollars).
We made arrangement and transferred the money through diplomatic means to South Africa, where I am 
presently living in exile as an asylum seeker but unfortunately, my father died of heart attack 
after a few months of exile in South Africa and automatically, I came in total control of the said 
money as the only surviving son. Upon our arrival in South Africa after due consideration, we 
deposited the money with a Security Company for security reasons. The actual content was not 
disclosed to them (Security Company) pending when we see a trust worthy person who will assist us 
in transferring this money to his account outside South Africa, as the strict Monetary laws here do 
not allow asylum seekers certain financial rights.
I shall be most grateful if you can assist me accomplish this transaction and hoping too that you 
will remain trustworthy. For your efforts and assistance, I have agreed to give you 25% of the 
total sum while 5% will be set aside for all the expenses incurred in the course of this 
transaction. The rest of the 70% will be for my family investment in your country.
Please, note that I have made arrangements for a successful deal. As such, the only thing I ask 
from you is total assistance to transfer this money, complete trust and assurance that my own part 
of the money will be safe when transferred to your account. I would also wish you kept this 
proposal highly confidential and secret considering my father's position before his death and the 
source of the money.
If you are interested in assisting me, Please contact me through the above telephone and E-mail as 
soon as possible.
Thanking you in advance for your anticipated co-operation.
Yours faithfully,
Mr. Joe Modu  

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