This email with the subject "Hello," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 29 Jun 2007 10:38:52 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Anne Bates <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, This is Anne from Trinidad &Tobago. I am writing from the hospital in Cote dâIvoire, therefore this mail is very urgent as you can see that I am going home. I was told by the doctor that I was poisoned and has got my liver damaged and can only live for some months. I inherited some money ($16.500 Million) from my late father and I cannot think of anybody trying to kill me apart from my step mother in order to inherit the money, she is a citizen of Cote Dâivoire. I want you to contact my house servant with these informations below: Mr Steve Dikko Kouame. Address: Rue De La Princess L/G 152 Cocody Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire. West Africa Tel: +22501043837 Email email@example.com He will give you the documents of the money and will direct you to a well known lawyer that I have appointed to him; the lawyer will assist you to change the documents of the money to your name to enable the bank transfer the money to you. This is the favour I need when you have gotten the money:- (1) Give 10% of the money to my house servant, Mr Steve as he has been there for me throughout my illness and I have promised to support him in life. I want you to take him along with you to your country and establish him as my son. (2) Give 10% of the money to Charity Organisations and Churches on my name so that my soul may rest in peace. Note: This should be a code between you and Mr Steve in this transaction "Hospital" any mail from him without this code "Hospital" is not from Steve or myself as I don't know what will happen to me in the next few hours. (2) Request the lawyer's international passport, his name is Mc Lambert. And Let Steve sends you his National ID as he has no passport to be sure of whom you are dealing with. David is so little therefore guide him. I will send you my personal documents when I hear from you. And if I don't hear from you within two days, I will look for another person. May God bless you and use you to accomplish my wish. Pray for me always. Anne Nanda Bates. Thank you Holy Father.