This email with the subject "Seeking investment assistance." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 09 Feb 2007 17:34:07 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Ahmed Zaheed <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day, This is Ahmed Zaheed the first son of a late Abdul Zaheed, a fish merchant and a millionaire Mogul of Saudi Arabia who died of Esophageal cancer three years ago. I am contacting you because of my present need to engage in a mutually beneficial business partnership with person whom I have not had dealings with before and who has the great passion to assist people who are in need. It is imperative that I inform you that this is not one of those numerous scam emails you might have received in the past where you are being required by some conmen to sign out a blank cheque or give out your personal information or bank account in order to perpetrate their illicit scam scheme,please note that this transaction is very legitimate and all we need is your partnership. I am therefore contacting you to assist me in channeling the sum of $5 Million U.S Dollars belonging to my late father into a productive investment ventures in your country. The money was reserved by my late father for the acquisition of New Marchineries and coldroom equipments meant for expanding his fishing business in Saudi Arabia. This funds was arranged in two trunk boxes by my late father and was deposited with a security company in the Netherlands but the content of the trunk boxes was declared to the security company as African art meant for export to his foreign partner for security reason. Three years after the death of my father, the security company in the Netherlands where the funds was deposited addressed a letter to us that the term agreed on with my late father concerning the deposited trunk boxes containing the said $5 million dollars has expired and the consignment must be immediately cleared out of their company but also requires the presence of the foreign partner to my late father on whose behalf the consignment was deposited. As a 20 years old boy,in view of this, I am contacting you to present you as the foreign partner to my late father on whose behalf the consignment was deposited so that you can assist us retrieve the $5 million dollars from the security company and then apply the funds on a lucrative investment of your choice in your country. I shall be expecting your response in order to furnish you with details of the funds. All replies in response of this mail shall be directed to my private email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. May this mail receive its earliest attention Yours faithfully Ahmed Zaheed