This email with the subject "Good day to you!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 23 May 2007 11:42:40 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Janet Miriam Hassan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Compliments of the day to you and your familyís. Please am writing to you with much respect and honour, which must remain private and confidential please. I know my letter comes to you as a surprise since you do not precisely know me. Anyway, my mind accepted you and I believe that this proposal will bring mutual benefit for both of us. Am Mrs Janet Miriam Hassan , the wife of Alhaji Mustapha Hassan, the former chairman of Diamond National Mining Co-operation and once the Director of Works and Housing in Sierra-Leone before his untimely death. My Husband associated himself with coup plotters that ousted the government of Ahmed Tijan Kabbah on the 25th of May 1997 and was executed including ten (10) others. As a result of his death and uncontrollable war in my country, Sierra Leone, I decided to seek asylum in Ghana with my son. My son left Ghana for Europe by road because of the economic situation we are facing here in West Africa after loosing almost everything to the war. He is among those that arrived in Canary Islands few weeks ago, This you can see on the internet: http://www.eitb24.com/new/en/B24_48443/life/FLEEING-POVERTY-More-than-500-Af rican-migrants-reach-Canary/ The main reason why my son travelled and took such great risk is to seek for an helper who will assist us in investing the funds his father deposited in a security company in Europe. He took such risk because we could not afford to pay anymore all the expenses the travel agents are demanding every time from us because it is not easy to secure a visa here in West Africa. My son told me yesterday that it is not easy to see someone trustworthy because many people donít speak English in Spain and they look at them as intruders, that is why I am writing you this message personally. We now want to use this money for investment in your country since we do not have anybody to assist us. I donít know about business nor my son. Therefore, I am asking for your urgent assistance to help us to invest these funds in your country. We shall present you to the security company as the beneficiary in which I will offer you 30% of the total amount for your kind assistance. However, This money is safely kept in the Security Company before my husband death under disguise as precious items and nobody has any slight knowledge of what is inside the box deposited with the Security Company. In other words, there is no risk involved and so do not hesitate to ask questions where necessary. All the documents covering the deposit of the funds with the Security Company are intact. For more information, please contact my son Tazan on his email email@example.com to provide you with detailed information on how the transfer of this fund can made to your country upon acceptance. He is presently in asylum camp waiting for further instructions. Please your private phone and full contact details for easy and confidential communication. This is all what we have now left that is why we are very careful. If you know that I intrude into your privacy please delete this message and donít write my son please. Thanks and may Almighty bless you. Best regards, MRS JANET MIRIAM HASSAN