Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "YOU ARE BLESSED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 05 May 2007 18:29:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "VENUS COLLINS" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dearest One,

I duly apologize for infringing on your privacy, if this message is not acceptable to you as I make 
this proposal to you as a person of integrity. However it is not mandatory nor will I in any way 
compel you to honor it against your will.

I am Miss Venus Collins 23 years old and the only daughter of my late parents Mr. and Mrs. Collins. 
My father was a highly reputable business magnet-(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 
  18th.December, 2004.

Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his 
who traveled with him at that time. But God knows the truth! My mother died when I was just 3 years 
old, and since then my father took me so special.

Before his death on 18th.December, 2004 he called me and confided in me that  he had a sum of 
US$11.5M DOLLARS (ELEVEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) deposited in a finance & security 
company  which he deposited and registered as FAMILY BOND. Meanwhile the security company does not 
know the original content of the TRUNK BOXES.
As his only child and daughter and the next of kin. He also explained to me that it was because of 
his wealth that he was once poisoned by his business associates, and that should encase he could 
not make it again I should seek for a foreign partner in any country of my choice who will help me 
claim the money from the security company after which I can relocate together with the person to 
his or her country and invests the money in a long time investment.

 I would want you to assist me in claiming this trunk boxes which contains the money from the 
security company and then transfer it to your own country after which I shall come over there so we 
can deliberate on what to invest the money.

I am just 23 years old and a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do. 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.
 N/B Please get back to me through my private email address (
Dearest one, I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards, your suggestions 
and ideas will be highly regarded.
Now permit me to ask these few questions:
1. Can you honestly help me?
2. Can I completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question would you want me to give to you after the box 
is claimed?

Thanks in Anticipation.
My sincere regards
Miss Venus.