This email with the subject "Urgent Message" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 31 May 2006 09:22:50 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was MADAM ADELE MBONJO <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dearest One, I am Madam Adele Mbonjo, the former manager of the Central African Republic's former President Ange Felix Patassť. I'am presently in house arrest here in Bangui the state capital, after the military putch. I found your address in the commercial directory we have in our Chamber of Commerce.First of all,I'am very sorry for the way I get in touch with you for such a matter.But due to poor and un-reliable communication technology coupled with the confidentiality of this business are the reasons that prompted me to do so. I would like to go into partnership with you, in order to invest a sum of Twenty Nine Million, Five Hundred Thousand USA Dollars (29,500,000 USD)in profitable sectors in your country, as long as you are interested in my offer.I got this money from cash donations by foreign contractors I've granted many contracts in my department during my tenure. As a close aide to the former President, I couldn't use our banking system to transfer such an amount without trace. This could cause me serious problems.Even presently, the new President has decided to freeze all the abroad banking accounts of all those who were close to former President Patassť.We are placed under security close watch while my travelling papers are seized.I was able to manipulate through United Nations peace keeping force to run into safety with my children into Republic of Benin where we live secretly presently to enable under refugee camp.During my tenure in government,I used the government decoy system to carry out this money abroad where know one know about in packaged luggage box The security holding company are not aware of the contents hence I coded it as Gold, and Diamond/Personal Belongings. I am now without any source of income. The situation above has lead me to ask for your co-operation for the claiming out of the security holding company for further investment of these funds, for solid and reliable projects of investment. I respectfully suggest a gift of 20% of this sum for your help and your efforts. I mean USD $5,900,000 (Five Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars). I rely on you as a respectful and honest person to take care of this transaction with sincerity, confidence and confidentiality.I've decided to look for a confidential co-operation with you in this business,despite the fact that we've never met. I hope you will keep this as a great confidential business because of the nature of this transaction.I will make sure you take possession of the funds, by providing a process without difficulties.I would like to hear from you on receipt of this mail,by showing me your good will and possibilities,so that I can give you more details. This matter requires a proper attention and an absolute confidentiality from you. Finally, I will be expecting your response to this mail, whatever the decision you come up with, let me know. end your phone number in your response to enable us have good discussions. I it is my desire that we communicate on phone more often for better understanding. Yours Sincerely, Madam Adele Mbonjo