A Scam Email with the Subject "BUSINESS VENTURE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 30 May 2007 06:08:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I got your contact and i decided to contact you for a business relationship that will be of great benefit to you and us. My name is Prince George, born 1985, From the Diamond Rich town of Mended western Freetown Sierra Leone West Africa. I am the son of late Dr Jim George, my late father held a lot of respected and envious position in the government of President Tejan Kabbah before his untimely death after a brief illness.
My Late father was the former bank governor of my country Sierra Leone; he was also the finance and Economic adviser to President Tejan Kabbah. My late father because of his position acquired lots of properties through diligence, God fearing and handwork. Before the outbreak of the eight years Brutal civil war in my Country Sierra Leone, My late father sold our family land which was rich in diamond deposits to an American Mining company. Because of the rebelâs brutality in my country, as the rebels were looting banks, finance houses and even breaking the national vaults.
My late father to safeguard the fund Hurried went to Ivory Coast and Deposited the Fund worth $20.5 Million United States Dollars in a Security company. My Late father, whom was an asthmatic patient, died of cancer of the heart in 2001, in the United States of America on a Government Sponsored medical treatment.
After The Burial of my late father the rebels West side boys held Our Entire family hostage until the Government secured our release, Due to the break down of law and order, as the rebels were killing everybody recklessly, we left Freetown sierra Leone to Ivory Coast, We arrived Cote D'Ivoire through a boat with other Refugees, We are presently in the Netherlands as refugees because we where able to get in contact with my late father lawyer in Amsterdam the Netherlands through his help we where able to move out of Ivory Coast to seek asylum in the Netherlands. My Mother tried to locate the company to confirm this deposit and thank God She found the company, we then presented the documents to the director and told him that we wants to claim the deposited metallic Trunk Boxes in their custody.
The Director of the security company confirmed that they do have such Deposits with them based on the documents we presented to them, He went on to say Madam as you can see even from the agreement we can not release the Metallic trunk boxes to you without the concept of your husbands foreign partner, this is why we contacted you so as to stand for us as my late fatherâs foreign partner to get this metallic boxes out of the Security company and transfer the funds to your country for any good investment which you will recommend to us, We have resolved to give you 20% of the Total fund $20.5 Million united states Dollars as your compensation for helping us. What matters to us is trust, secrecy and confidentiality.
Even the Security Company did not know the real content of the trunk metallic box because the content was declared/documented as artwork from the national Christian.
We sincerely await your reply via this email: email@example.com
I am in search of an agent to assist us in the transfer of (USD$20.5 M) and subsequent investment in properties in your country. You will be required to.
(1) Assist in the transfer of the said funds
(2) Advise on lucrative areas for investment
(3) Assist us in purchase of properties or Profitable Business.
Kindly indicate your private telephone/fax number and your nationality for more efficient communication. Looking forward to your anticipated urgent response to my proposal.
Thanks and God bless you