This email with the subject "urgent" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Jul 2006 09:29:46 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mrs. Jewel H. Taylor Dearest Beloved, I am Mrs. Jewel H. Taylor. (Formal First Lady, Republic of Liberia, West Africa) an American- Liberian by birth and wife of embattled President of War torn Liberian, Mr. Charles Taylor. I am an Economist by profession. My husband has stepped down as the President of Liberian three years ago, but matter weren’t helped when the UN special war crimes court in Sierra Leone indicted my husband for war crimes in June last year 2005, demanding his prosecution. I and my husband have been granted asylum in Nigeria for the past three years, but I recoated my two sons (Williams and Charles Jr.)Immediately in July 2004 to Sao Tome and Principle (a small oil Rich Island off the coasts of West Africa). They are currently in hiding there under new identities, awaiting the outcome of events and what will become of me and my husband after the UN ( United Nation )world tribunal has given there judgment. The reason is this: During the political crisis some years ago in Sierra Leone (a West African Country Rich in Diamonds), my husband was actively involved. However, Late last year, my husband entrusted some money netting a total of US$22,500,000.00 (twenty two Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars only). This money he moved into a foreign Security financial company for protective custodyunder a different name and also declear it as family treasures/valuables so that they will not know the rear contents of the deposit for security reasons somewhere in Africa. Now, we are not allowed to travel out easily again because of the current political situation in Sierra Leone and UN sanction. This is why I need you to please either travel for the claim of the money and subsequently deposit same in a reputable bank there for onward transfer to your account. It was registered as personal family effects, it is in a box, but it contains a sum of $22.5 million dollars cash, we do so that it ! will not raise eye brow,and it will not accumulate much demurrage. Once you show interest, I will direct you to my lawyer who will guide you towards securing the deposit with all the paper work hence I will not be able to prosecute the project from here, I am willing to forfeit 30 percent of the funds to you believing you will hold 70 percent on trust for me until we are able to leave here to join you under new identities. My first son Williams is 27years old (an Economist) and Charles Jr. is only 21 years old. My Daughter Helen died in October 1999 from complication of Pneumonia. I will advise that every correspondence should be by mail only for security reasons as my calls are been tapped / monitored now. If you cannot help us simply destroy this and forget I ever contacted you. May God guide you in whatever you decided and thank you for taking out time to read this request? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2963086.stm Fondest Best Regards, Mrs. Jewel Helen Taylor.