A Scam Email with the Subject "Request For Assistance." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 28 Jun 2007 11:52:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was email@example.com, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. Nicholas Garang. Sandton City, Johannesburg Republic of South Africa. Dear Sir / Madam, How are you? Please do not be surprised of the content of this letter, for situations sometimes influence behavior and action. My message could be strange but real if you pay attention to it. I am writing to you with much respect and honor to this letter that must remain private and confidential. Also, I am writing to you on behalf of the GARANG'S family to enquire if you can assist my humble family undertakes some capital investment in your country. I am Mr. Nicholas Garang, the son of Dr. John Garang whom was the late vice President of Sudan and former leader of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) that died in plane crash on July 30th 2005 along with all the crew on board on their way back to Sudan from Uganda. In the wake of his death on July 30th 2005, the former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan dispatched a fact finding mission to investigate the killing. On their arrival in Sudanese capital Khartoum and with the assistance from the Sudanese investigation and legal proceedings, they examined the crash scene and collected evidence. The fact-finding mission interviewed Sudanese officials and politicians from both the Government and opposition. They also interviewed some witnesses. The report emphasizes that it is impossible to identify the culprit until the perpetrators have been brought to justice, but blames the Chadian and Ugandan government which it charges with exerting influence that goes beyond the reasonable exercise of co-operative or neighborly relations with primary responsibility for the political tension that preceded the death by its (interference) with the details of governance in Darfur Region in a heavy-handed and inflexible manner. Since the perpetrators of these evil acts have not been brought to justice, I have the feelings that my family and I are not also save in Sudan. Prior however to my father's untimely death, he had seeing the rising hostilities of the government in Darfur Region. It may interest you to know that before my Father's regime as the Vice President of Sudan, He realized some reasonable amount of money from various deals that he successfully executed. As a result of his death and uncontrollable war in my country Sudan, I together with my family members decided to seek asylum in South Africa where my Father had deposited for us US$21.5M (Twenty One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). We now want to use this money for investment in your country since we do not have anybody to assist us. Following the above, I am asking for your urgent assistance to transfer this money out of South Africa using very confidential and reliable means. However, this money was safely kept in a Security Company here in Johannesburg-South Africa before his death under disguise as precious items and nobody has any slight knowledge of what is inside the box deposited with the Security Company. In other words, there is no risk involved and so not hesitate to ask questions where necessary. All the documents covering the deposition of the money with the Security Company are intact with me. If you consider yourself honest, trustworthy and willing to assist us, please contact me through my direct email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on my direct tel: +277 3847 7834 to provide you with detailed information on how the transfer of this fund can be made to your account upon acceptance. My family members has agreed to offer you 20% of the total amount for the assistance and efforts you are going to put for the smooth and successfully transfer of the fund, also 5% will be for any expenses both locally and International. I look forward hearing from you upon receipt of this mail. Best regards, Nicholas Garang.