This email with the subject "Business Venture of Mutual Benefit" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 07 Sep 2006 14:31:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was abou dan <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam It is my honour to request your assistance on this business proposition which if pursued to its conclusion will be of inmerse benefit to both of us, this request may seem strange but I hope you will view it with all serioussness in appreciation of your esteemed contact received through a reliable source and the choice of your country. I wish to introduce myself to you as Mr. Mohammed Sanko from Sierra Leone the son of the former leader of Sierra Leone, FODAY SANKO, my father was the leader of the revolutionary United Front in my country before he was dethroned and arrested by president Tejan Kabbah who overthrew his government. Also there was a grand conspiracy to systematically destroy all that is owned by my father, that is why I am seeking your immediate assistance. Moreso, my mother Mrs Sanko and myself tried and eventually succeeded in securing some of these assets, which include a mansion and some physical cash. This is to avoid the present government from confiscating his whole property. We left Sierra Leone with the total amount of fifty five million united states dollars only, which we brought to Spain and deposited same sealed with a security company as value diplomatic documents belonging to our foreign affiliate. After the deposition of the money, we were left with no other option than to run back to my mother homeland of Kenya, after my mother was asked to leave Spain, which made the national headlines in the news, I came back to Spain inorder to move this money out immidiately to avoid being confiscated. I get into spain through a good contact and appalled for a refuggees statues as asylum seeker, which is being pending in foreign affairs department of the Spanish government. The problem now is that we are looking for a trustworthy partner in a stable economy who can help us move the money out of Spain. Due to the stringent financial policy of the current president and the Organization Of Africa Unity, it is virtually impossible for me to invest money in Sierra Leone or anywhere in Africa continent. In that case, I want to know if you can help me tranfer the funds into your account in your country or elsewhere since time is not on my side. It is true that we have neither met nor known each other before, but the imformation I gather on your credibility makes me believe that with trust and honestly, we will archieve a huge success in about a month. I wish to also leave Spain to your country immidiately the funds goes into your account. For your noble assistance and well assurance of safeguarding, once the whole funds come under your care, I will offer you fifteen percent of the total sum, five percent will be set aside for any expenses IF ANY that might be incurred by both parties during the transaction, while the remaining eighty percent will be used for investment. Also you will be entitled to five percent payment from annual turnover in whatever business undertaking you advice us to go into. However, this arrangement will only hold for a period of ten consecutive years. This business is completely risk free because every arrangement has been for a successful deal. I expect your immediate response so that we can conclude this transaction in the very shortest time, I wish you also keep this bussiness highly confidential and because I do not want anything to happen to this fund. Do contact me via this email email@example.com, as soon as possible. Thanks and God bless. Yours faithfully, Mohammed Sanko.