This email with the subject "SOS CALL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 10 Aug 2007 20:48:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "David Richard" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
David Richard Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir/Madam A REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE Though this letter may come to you as a surprise, with due respect, trust and humility, I use this medium to write this letter to you irrespective of the fact that you do not know me, please, consider this letter as a request from a family in dare need of assistance. I am Mr. David Richard and my sister is Miss Ollian Richard, we are the children of late Chief Richard Tefeya from Liberia. I am writing you in absolute confidence primarily to seek your assistance to transfer our cash of Twenty Million Dollars ($20,000.000.00) cash bond concealed and secured in Two treasure trunk boxes which is now safely secured in the vault of a Security brokerage Firm in Europe. The money is declared as family valuables by my late father, as a matter of fact, the company do not know the content as money, although my father made them to understand that the boxes belongs to his foreign partner. My late father Chief Richard Tefeya, a native of Mende District in the Northern Province of Liberia, was the General Manager of Liberia Mining co-operation (S.L.M.C.) cape month. According to my father, this money was the income accrued from Mining Cooperation's over draft and minor sales. During the war in my country, and following the indiscriminate looting of Public and Government properties by the rebel forces, the LIBERIA mining coop. was one of the targets looted and destroyed. My father including other top Government functionaries were attacked and killed by the rebels in November 2000 because of his relationship with the civilian Government of Brant. As a result of my father's death and with the news of my uncle's involvement in the air crash in January it dashed our hope of survival. The untimely deaths caused my mother's heart failure and other related complications of which she later died in the hospital after we must have spent a lot of money on her early last year. Now my kid sister and I are alone in this strange country suffering without any care or help, we are now like refugees and orphans. Our only hope now is in you to assist us. I humbly solicit your assistance in the followings ways. 1. To assist me claim this boxes from the security Firm as our beneficiary 2. To provide a bank account where this money can be transferred. 3. To make a good arrangement for a joint business investment on our behalf in your country and you, as our Adviser/ Manager For your assistance, I have agreed with my sister that 20% of the total amount will be for your effort and another 25 % to cover all the expenses that you may incure during the business transaction. Lastly, I urge you to keep this transaction strictly confidential as no one knows our where about. Please as you show your willingness .Also forward to us your full name, address and Tel/ Fax numbers, to me via my private email address as indicated. We are anxiously awaiting your response. Thanks. May God bless you as you assist us. David Richard