This email with the subject "I need your help urgently" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 26 Jan 2006 11:26:03 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs Lydia Eyadema" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Beloved, In Good Faith I Contacted You. I have seen war and I have seen peace, I have seen riches and I have seen people die of hunger on daily bases. And I am quite certain that life is vanity. I am Mrs. Lydia kufa Eyadema , The secound wife to the former Togo Head of State, My late husband who die at 69 years Old, suffered a heart attack early Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005 in our hometown of Piya in southastern Togo, I and my family arranged immediately for his treatment in Europe, but as God may want it he die on the way to Europe. I am contacting you in view of the fact that we will be of great assistance to each other likewise developing a cordial business relationship. I currently have within my r each the sum of fifty-five Million United States Dollars (US$55,000,000.00) , which I intend to use for investment purposes specifically in your country. This money came as a result of a payback contract deal between my late husband and Russian firm on our country's Multi-billion Dollars Lome Steel Plant. The Russian partners returned my husbands share of US$55 Million after his death and lodged it with my husband 's security Firm in Togo which I am the Director. Right now the new Civilian Government who is the Son of the first wife has revoked our licenses that allow us to own, have or manage any investment in our Country Togo due to the disparity between me and the first wife of the late president and also the mother of incumbent President. In view of this, I acted very fast to withdraw the US$55 Million from the security company's vault well packaged in trunk boxes and deposited it in a privately erected security safe. I have since declared the Security Company bankrupt and re-locate the money to another security company in nearby country Ghana. No record ever existed concerning the money neither the money traceable by the Government nor any document showing that we received the money from Russian partner. I seek your assistance to move the money out of from Ghana to your country.I am presently taken my asylum in Ghana until the tranfer of the money to your account is over. On your rply, I shall expect you to contact me urgently to enable us discuss in details about this transaction. Bearing in mind that your assistance is needed to transfer this fund, I propose a commission of 30% (Thirty Percent) of the total sum to you for the expected services and assistance. All arrangement and plan's has been put in place through the help of our family lawyer for the claim and clearing of this fund from the security and finance company as we move the fund directly to your account. Your urgent response is highly needed so as to stop further contact. I therefore mandate Barrister Lambert Dagbah, who is our family lawyer to deal with you on this transaction. Your will be required firstly to correspond with our family lawyer, on Tel:+233-24-2372384 before communicating with me, this is totally for security reasons because people and family relatives has try in the pass to rip me off. See this website for verification :- http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-02/06/content_415563.htm I must use this opportunity to implore you to exercise the utmost indulgence to keep this matter extraordinarily confidential whatever your decision is while I await your prompt response. Your can Email me directly: - firstname.lastname@example.org Yours sincerely, Mrs. Lydia Eyadema.