A Scam Email with the Subject "From Rev. Joseph Buba" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 17 Aug 2007 23:38:57 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Rev. Joseph Buba" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam Taking into Consideration that we have not met before or had any previous dealings,l know that this correspondent will come to you as a surprise although it's with good motive.My name is Rev.Joseph Buba, an International Missionary based in Liberia.l am now in the Refegee Camp. A few year's ago I was in Liberia where I had established a little congregation where I preached regularly, but the civil war escalated and the church was converted to a hospital of sought. On one faithfull day three Liberian Soldiers,whom l later learnth were special aids to the Liberian former President (Late Samuel Doe) came to me and left two trunk boxes containing money with me and swore to come back for it. But you guessed it, they never did because,they were among those who were captured and killed by one of the Liberian Rebels then,Charles Taylor,who later became the president,but now in Political Asylum. After this incident,l was left with the boxes containing about $19.2 Million Dollars(Ninteen Million Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) Because of the risk of keeping the said boxes on my pocession due to the in-security in my temporary Church/Hospital,l decided to deposite the aid box with a security Finance Firm,which has it's branches in many parts of Europe,Asia,America and Africa. Over years after this urgly incident,l had tried all l could to locate either the address of the slain Soldiers or any members of their immediate families,but all to no avail. Now because l was among those who were evercuated from Liberia recently due to another round of war between the last President,Charles Taylor and other Liberian Rebels,who were battling to take over power from him.l am now writing to request for your assistance based on your willingness to accept my wish and conditions on which l want to use this said amount for. Because of the natures of my profession (Missionary) l will not be able to stand to claim this Fund for my personal use,as it will attract questions from my followers who knew that l am only but a preacher,that is not supposed to be identified with such amount of money. That is why l'm seeking for your assistnace,so that you will stand as the owner of the Fund. All the documents used in lodging the box/money in the security Company are all in my pocessions.l will send them to you as soon as you show your willingness to take part in this objective. l will only need 30% of the total sum, to support my Missionary works. l want you to use part of the Money,(30%) to support your business and family and the remaining 40% MUST be used for charity,especially the ophans and widows within your Country and outside Your Country. l pray the Almighty God will give you the courage to accomplish this in good faith. If you think that you can be of use to this humanity services. Yours Sincerely Rev. Joseph Buba