This email with the subject "PLS. I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 May 2006 04:14:03 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was mustafar benbrahim guei <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear, sir/madam My name is Mustafar Benbrahim Guei, the Son of late General Robert Guei, the Ex-Military Head of State of Ivory Coast, who was murdered along with the Interior Minister on the 19th of September 2002 (You can visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2269238.stm, for complete report on this incident). I contacted you because of my need to deal with persons whom my family and I 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 in view of this that I seek your co-operation and assistance in the transfer of the sum of Two Hundred and seventy Million United States Dollars($270,000,000.00) being the very last of my family fund in my possession and control, after the murder of my father the Federal Government seized all our properties and our accounts both local and international was frozen. My only hope now is this cash that my father carefully packaged and deposited as artefacts with a Security/Finance Company in the South Africa with an anonymous name. The said sum can easily be with drawn or paid to a recommended beneficiary who has the deposit certificate.Now based on the problem my family is having presently, I will want to use your details to reproduce a new certificate of deposit so that you will be able to claim this fund from the security company, My aim of doing this is to make sure that my family name dose not associate with the fund in the security company, As we do not wish to give room for any suspicion. To show my preparedness and appreciation to carry-out 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, also 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 South Africa seeking Asylum If you are interested to assist me. I sincerely will appreciate your response. I wait to hear from you. Regards, Mr.Mustafar Benbrahim Guei, PLS REPLY TO EMAIL ADDRESS :: firstname.lastname@example.org THansK