This email with the subject "Pls. consider this assistance !" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 25 Nov 2006 06:26:22 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Your CORDU" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Compliments of the day....... I do hope this mail reaches you in a good health condition . I am Cordu Lamin by name, from the replubic of the Gambia West Africa ,but i am presently living for a survival and for the below purpose..... I am the only child of my late parent Mr&Mrs LAMIN SILLAH .It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously , when he returned from his business trips in Brazil, abroad on the 15 of june 2004. Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by his business partner, whom they make the trip together, at that time.But God knows the truth ! My mother died when I was just 4 years old,and since then my father took me so special. Before the death of my father on june, 15th of 2004 he called me and told me that he has the sum of five million,five hundred thousand United State Dollars.($5.500,000) compile in a metallic box and deposited it with one of the security company here, in Dakar Senegal, West Africa on the 10th of march 2003. Therefore i do not want you to be surprised at the nature of my contact with you, the truth is that i actually got your contact on the world wide web (www) while i was in search of a trustworthy person for assitance. Basically i need someone sent by God, who will not be of any mischief nor take undue advantage of my present situation. Furthermore,I want you to help me remit these funds from the security firm as i am not capable of doing it myself,my late farther also said that the security company does not know the content of the safe Box.he decleared it as family treasure and used my name (Cordu Lamin ) to Deposit the Box as his only son for next of kin. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business assocaites, That I should seek for a foreign partner in any country of my choice where I will transfer this money to, and use it for investment purposes. However,I want you to assist me in clearing this box from the security company and then transfering the fund inside the box into your account overseas as a beneficiary of the fund, and also use it for an investment purpose for me and as well to further my education. I am just 23 years old and a previousely, university undergraduate and really don't know what to do,this is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of family discriminations and the usaual political instability there in Gambia .The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life.I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded. Finally, i wish to tell you that after you might have remitted/collected the funds from the security company i intend you to use the funds for the following; 1.To start a better life again and as well further my education 4 my life well being. 2. Look for good investment. 3. Meanwhile 20% of the total funds will be for you, for your Assistance. I will wait to hear from you in my private mail box(firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to give details on how you can claim the funds on my behalf. I will anxiousely wait to hear good from you soon .... Yours Affectionately Brother CORDU LAMIN.