This email with the subject "Urgent Assistance Needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 04 Dec 2005 01:46:48 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Jacob Mardon <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, I am Mr. Jacob Mar don a native of South African and a senior employee of mines and natural resources department currently on a training course in Holland for a few months. I am writing this letter to request your assistance in order to redeem an investment with the south African mining corporation, the said investment, now valued ($18.5 million Dollar) Eighteen million, Five hundred thousand United State Dollars only was purchased by (Lucio Harper) and contracted out to the south African mining corporation in 1977 now recognized as mines and matured since march last year, several attempts have been made to contract lucio Harper without success and there is no way to contact any of his close relatives in whose favor the investment cash value can be paid. Since we have access to Lucio Harper "information ,we can claim this money with the help of my partners with the south African mines and natural resources department, all we have to do is to file claim using you as lucio Harper's relative. I will like to assure you that there is absolutely nothing to worry about because it is perfectly 100% risk free involvement. please ensure to keep this matter strictly confidential, my partner will file a claim for this money on your behalf from the south African Mining Co-operation, when the claim is approved, you as the beneficiary will be paid (30%) of the total amouth, since this money can be paid directly into any bank account of your choice, you have responsibility to ensure that my partner and i will receive (70%) of the total amount, and unforeseen expenses in the cause of transferring this money. I will appreciate if you will give your assurance and guarantee that our share will be well secured, please for the sake of confidentiality ,contact me on my personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org Let me know if this proposal is acceptable to you and kindly contact me as soon as possible for better clarification relating to this transaction. Best Regards Jacob Mar don