This email with the subject "Urgent Response" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 24 Nov 2005 08:02:02 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Ansar Mensah" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend It is with great pleasure and honesty to get across to you for a very urgent and profitable business proposal, and it is of greate interest that we relate to each other well hence from this moment despite the fact that I don't know you neither have I seen you before but my confidence was reposed on you when I came across your contact in one of the directory for an independent foreigner company/individual who can represent my interest well as I search for a credible overseas partner to do business with. I am the Eldest son of late Mr.Ansar Mensah. My father while he was alive was a very successful business man and also a very lovely father.I and my family came to realised that he had deposited (Money) with a financial Institute by name Westcoast security company which total the sum of US10 Million (Ten Million U.S.Dollars) about 2 years before his death in 2004. Until today My self and my Family member has made several attempts to collect the funds from the security company but all our effort has proved abortive because my father before he died gave a standing instruction to the Then administrative manager of the Financial Institute that in case of his enventuality( he was suffering from Cancer of the Liver) under no Condition should this funds be released to us without Members of my family providing/presenting a reputable investor who will stand as our family investor and present a good investment plan before the money can be released to us. Now with all the conditions of the Financial Institute as placed by my late father, I would want you to front as my family investor so that we can successfully collect this funds ($10m)from the Financail institute. After the collection of this funds, we can indeed go into a profitable investment that would be recommended by you otherwise we would all go separate ways if you want. In actual fact,we already have a Copy of the Certificate of Deposit in our possession and this we will use to perfect all necessary documents and swear to an affidavit of claims in a court of law to back up your claims that youare our investor for the past 5 years. The whole procedures will last only four working days to get the Box containing the money (US$10Million) retrieved successfully. Your response is only what we are waiting for as we have arranged all necessary things. As soon as this message comes to you kindly get back to me indicating your interest, Then I will furnish you with the whole procedures to ensure that the deal is successfully concluded. For your assistance we shall agree on a percentage sharing when we've come into an agreement but i am willing to give you 15%. while 5% will cover any expense you and i may eventually incure in collection of the Fund. Please for security reasons, all futher correspondence should be address to ( email@example.com ) only. I await your earliest response. Thanks, Yours Sincerely, Ansar Mensah Jr.