This email with the subject "Please kindly keep it confidential" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 20 Dec 2006 05:16:35 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "caprina doue" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Compliments of the season to you and your family. My name is CAPRINA MISHELLE DOUE. I am American by origin and Ivorian citizen by marriage abduction. I want you to read this mail very carefully with an open mind, and may God bless you as you are following it up on a humanitarian basis.
I am an American woman who got married to a military General in the Ivorian army. The Late Gen. DUNCAN DOUE died as recently as July 24th, 2006, of the AIDS epidemic in a military hospital. Some of his colleagues and friends however, said he was killed by witchcraft from his family. But I personally believe that the doctor told me he died of the AIDS epidemic.
I have only one son with my late husband, whose name is LUCKY DOUE. My main aim of writing you this message is that immediately the doctor announced that my late husband has given up. His so-called brothers came and drove me and my son out of the house and locked up the place. They also claimed that my late husband has a second wife that had two children for him before we got married.
They insisted that my son and I should go back to America and stay until the family would decide on the sharing of our property. This was a very big shock to me that almost damaged my health. I cannot go back to the States because my parents refused to support me in regards to me marrying my late husband initially. But as a young lady in love, I had to run away from the States with my late husband down to Abidjan-Cote D’Ivoire when he was a Lieutenant Colonel in 1987. He led an Ivorian Military Troupe on a mission to the USA.
It is true that my parents don't want me to follow him to Abidjan. I had to run away with my late husband to Abidjan - Cote D’Ivoire, until the end of July 1998, when I traveled to the States, no one wanted to talk to me.
Few months ago, my husband brought in a metal box into the house and told me that the box was seized at the war front from the rebel in Buake, and he opened the box in my presence, which was full loaded of United States Dollars, he told me that the box contained USD 8million (Eight million US dollars) and we both went to keep it somewhere.
His plans was to use the money to contest for the forthcoming presidential election in 2007 before his death. None of his family members are aware of these funds except myself and my son Lucky, who is still in Abidjan with my lawyer, Barrister Tete Jerome.
I am hereby seeking your advice and your assistance on how to get the funds out of the country for any profitable business that I can invest the money in, since I am now in States and I will be waiting for your reply. This is to enable me to give you my telephone contact with all proofs. Don’t forget that you will spend no money. All I need is for you to have the fear of God and be honest to each other as the Bible says in the book of proverbs 8:v13 that "the fear of the lord is to hate evil ways."
Please kindly keep it confidential and may God bless you. And your family. Also, don't forget that AIDS is real, so be warned.
CAPRINA MISHELLE DOUE