A Scam Email with the Subject "Re; A Request For Investment" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 10 Sep 2006 08:14:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Martins <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, My name is Martins the son of late General Robert Guei, Ex-Military head of State of Ivory Coast who was murdered along with the Interior Minister on the 19th of September 2002. I contacted you because of my need to deal with persons whom my family and l have had no previous personal relationships. Since the murder of my father, I have been subjected to all sorts of harassment and intimidation with lots of negative reports emanating from the Government and the press about my family.The present Government has also ensured that our bank accounts are frozen and all assets seized. It is view of this that I seek your co-operation and assistance in the transfer of the sum of Fourteen Million,Two Hundred Thousand United Dollars (US$14,200,000.00) being the very last of my family fund in my possession and control.My only hope now is this cash that my father carefully packaged and deposited as artifacts with a Security Company in Belgium. To show my preparedness and appreciation to carry-our this business with you,25% of the total sum will be your share and 20% commission of the proceeds realized from the investment of this fund will also be yours, 5% is to be set aside for any eventual cost that might arise as the transaction proceeds. I need your full support and co-operation for the success of this transaction. I plead with you to treat this issue confidential and urgent because it is delicate and it demands a great degree of secrecy. I am presently in Belgium now, seeking political Asylum.I would want you to reach me through this E-mail ;firstname.lastname@example.org I will sincerely appreciate your response . Best Regards, Martins