This email with the subject "How are you and your family ?From James" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 05 Sep 2007 03:07:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr JAMES TOURE <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dearest One, Hope this mail will find you in good health and lot of cheers... How are you and your family ? I hope all is well with you all over there, Thanks be to God who made every thing to be well with us. I also thank you for recieving my mail remain blessed. May God bless you as you listine to me because I believe and hope that this mail will finds you in good health and faith. It's my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I intend to establish in your country, Though I have not meet with you before but I believe one has to risk, confiding in someone to succeed in this life. There is a huge amount of money Six million, Three hundred thousand United State Dollars (6,300,000.00 U.S.A. dollars) which I inherited from my late fether. Before the death of my father, he disclose to me about the diplomatic money in a trunk box that he deposited in a [security company] here containing US $6.300,000. and my name was the next of kin and the original document of the deposit is intact. The fear of money not raising eye brows here in cote d' ivoire, I decided to contact you seeking for your help and for you to stand on my side in the security company because I am too young to handle this, said by the director of the security company. I will give you more information as soon as i hear from you. Now I decieded to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security purposes. I want you to help me to retrieve this my only inheritance out of the security company into your country for the investment. I am planning to invest the rest of this money in your country under your guidance. I understand from my late father that real estate management and buying of properties is a very nice and profitable investment so i suggest that we invest this money into a real estate management and buying of properties, What do you say about this? Do you have an idea of it or any other investment that will be profitable to us in your country as soon as the money is retrieved from the security company. How i wish that you can fly down here so that you will comfirm every thing to your self? please let me know if you can come down here so that i will arrange to receive you and take you to the security company and to also inform the security company about you. As soon as we conclude every thing with the security company, I am going to send you the information that you will use to open the box so that you can be able to send me some money from the box for i to use to get my travelling pappers to come over to your country for the investment and to start my new life. I will give you more information about this, Therefore, Send me your contact information if posible with your picture so that i will go to the security company to introduce you to them as my guidance for us to know what next to do and how the box will be delievered to you. I do hope of establishing a rewarding and good relationship with you and your family as soon as i join you for the investment and to start my new life, Remember I will be countnueing my education while you handle and control the investment till i finish my education. I am 22 years old, Single and also a christain but I was ment to know that a young boy has no religion untill I is under a BUSINESS person. I promised to abide to any religion that you and your family are into. Now permit me to ask these few questions. 1. Can you honestly help me? 2. Can I completely trust you? What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money is in your custody while i go into education? Please Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible. sincere regards, Mr James Toure Email:email@example.com