This email with the subject "CAN YOU BE HONEST" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 13 Sep 2006 09:53:05 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "david" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: David Williams.Abidjan,Republic of Cote d'ivoire.
Dear Respectful One, Good a thing to write you. I have a proposal for you-this however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compelyou to honour against your will.
I am David Williams 22years old and the only Son of my late parents Mr.and Mrs.Mike Williams. My father was a highly reputable busnness magnet-(a cocoa merchant) who operated in the capital of Ivory coast during his days. It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad year 12th.Febuary 2003.Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with himat that time. But God knows the truth!
My mother died when I was just 6 years old,and since then my father took me so special. Before his death on Febuary 12 2003 he called the secretary who accompanied him to the hospital and told him that he has the sum of Four million,Five hundred thousand United State Dollars.(USD$4.500,000) left in fixed deposit account inone of the leading banks in Africa.
He further told him that he deposited the money in my name,and finally issued a written instruction to his lawyer whom he said is in possession of all the necessary but legal documents to this fund and thebank.
I am just 22 years old and a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do.Now I want an account overseas where I can transfer this funds. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast.The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life. I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards.Yoursuggestions and ideas will be highly regarded. Now permit me to ask these few questions:-
1. Can you honestly help me as your Son ? 2. Can I completely trust you? 3. What percentage of the total amount in question will begood for you after the money is in your account?
Please,Consider this and get back to me as soon aspossible.
Thank you so much.My sincere regards. David Williams