This email with the subject "I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 25 Sep 2007 14:41:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "KEN KAMOKAI" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Ma, This letter may come to you as a suprise based on the fact that I have not had any previous contact with you. I came accross your contact during my searching foreign business directory here in Accra-Ghana. Let me briefly introduse myself, I am Ken Kamokai the only son of late Chief Roy Kamokai, former director of Sierre Leone Gold and Diamond Corporation who was murdered by assailants believed to be working for his political enemies. Shortly before this unfortunate incident, my father had informed me about an important business deal he had executed with some of his colleagues in the office. He told me that he had diverted some money totaling Twenty Nine Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand USD(US$29,325.000.00) which they had realized from the sale of gold and diamonds in the black market. He showed me some lodgement documents as prove to what he has told me. He informed me in confidence that he has deposited the funds with a private security company for security reason. He also said the security company does not know the exact contents of the box rather he told them that it contained African art work that he had assembled for his overseas partner who would soon be coming to claim them for exportation. As a result of his explanation to the director of the security company, the box was accepted for safe-keeping without inspection. When the political situation in Freetown, Sierre Leone where i came from become worst, I decide to escaped into Accra-Ghana so i can look for a foreign partner who can help me execute the funds deal in overseas. I have contacted the security company and identified myself properly to them as the only son of the late Chief, Roy Kamokai and also informed them about the said deposit my late father have with them. I presented the lodgement documents and they confirmed that they have the said deposit in their vault. Base on the agreement my late father made with them that the consignmen is for his foriegn partner, I now decide to informed them that I intend initiating contacts with my late fathers overseas partner to come and make the claims and ship it to overseas. My decision is to retrieve the box from the security company and ship it to overseas where the funds can be use in a profitable investment under your care, and also to forther my collage, i do not wish to invest the funds here for security reason. I am only 27years old, this is why i need your assistance base on your experience in business transaction, to come and represent as my late fathers foreign partner so you can have the total control before the despatched of the box to your country where you can have access to open the box and assist me to invest the funds and arrange for a good collage before my arriver. Now i am alone in this strange country suffering without any care or help, without any relation, i am now like refugees and orphan. The only hope now, base on the funds my late father deposited here in the Security company. To this effect, I humbly solicit your urgent assistance in the followings ways, to assist me claim this trunk box from the Security Company as my late father's business partner abroad and co-beneficiary, and ship it to your country or where you advice that will be the best to set up a good investment with the funds. You will also make arrangement for my traveling documents since i dont know anybody here. After you have transferred the funds out of Ghana to your country safely. The money you will use in my traveling documents will have to come out from the box as soon you are in possession of box. If you can assist me on these points above, I shall offer you 10% of the total money. I am assuring you that the transaction is 100% risk free. You stand no risk atall because the funds in legitimately own by my late father. Therefore, i will advice you keep this transaction very confidential till you are in possession of the funds. If you are interested let me know, and if you can not do it then give me your best advice on what to do. This is my email address : email@example.com I await your urgent responce. Best regards, Ken Kamokai.