This email with the subject "From Phillip Desmond." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 01 Aug 2007 05:27:41 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "philipdesmond" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
My Dearest One, I am Mr Phillip Desmond. from Sierra Leone residing in Abidjan cote d'ivoire. I am a orphan being that I lost my father a couple of years ago. My father MR William Desmond. was a serving director of the Cocoa exporting board until his death . my late father was killed by his business associates because of his well doing in business Before his death he had a Consignment here in Cote d'Ivoire containing $12 Million dollars which he distinguished and deposited with a Security company in their security vault although declaered as containing family Valuables for security reasons and for onward investment. I want you to do me a favour to receive this funds to a safe account in your country or any safer place as the beneficiary. My reason therefore for contacting you is because I found myself in a situation that I cannot help than to look for a Foreigner who will help me claim the consignment my late Father deposited with the security company due the Agreement he signed with the security company when he deposited the Consignment. He deposited the consignment to the Beneficiary of his Foreign Partner and signed an Agreement with the security company that the consignment can only be delievered to his Foreign Partner'contact address Particulars which he was to submit to them later because he wanted to invest the money abroad but as fate had it, he died without supplying the Particulars of his then Foreign Partner to the security company for the delivery of the consignment.Based on this, I am obliged to look for a Foreigner whom I will use his particulars and information and register with the security company company as the Foreign Partner of my late Father/the beneficiary of the consignment and my investor and request them to release the consignment to you. Please you are to send me the following particulars so that i will register it with the security company as the partner to my late father after which i will give you the contact of the company and instruct them on how the consignment could be released to you.My father used my name as the next of kin when he deposited the consighnment.This includes: 1.Your full contact address. 2.Your phone and fax numbers. 3.Your identity or first page of your international passport. Your age and occupation. I have accepted to compensate you with 20% of the total money in the consignment for your assistance.Please , I am putting all my hope and trust in you, do not disappoint me or let me down . I want you to put your skill in work and assist me to retrieve this consignment.Finally, please try and keep everything about this transaction very confidential and secret for security reasons and my safety because if the family members of my late fathers knows of this money, they will take it from me and may even and kill me .I have all the deposit documents with me as prooves. I have plans to do investment in your country, like real estate and industrial production and I am going to take it as my personal task to assist the orphans like me and widows . This is my reason for writing to you.If you are thus and truly disposed to assist me in this regards. More information about the lifting of this consignment legally follows immediately after your positive reply. Have a nice day and God bless you as come to aid. Your's Sincerely, Mr Phillip Desmond Private Email : firstname.lastname@example.org