This email with the subject "URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 05 Jul 2005 00:49:02 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL Tel:+27,827619943 URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE, Good day, I know you will be surprised to receive this letter. First I must introduce myself. I am Mr Bodioe Jonas of the Republic of Liberia (West AfricanRepublic) and the Chief Security Adviser to Charles Taylor, former presidentof the Republic of Liberia, who was forced to resign on August 11,2003 bythe United states Of America and other African States for the sake of peace..after fourteen years of ravaging civil war in For fourteen years today there has always been growing opposition and rebellion against charles Taylor. Earlier, the advancement of the rebels toward the capital Monrovia has been unstoppable because ofthe support the rebels receive from countries which are against Taylor and his policies.Due to this war on the 23rd Febuaury,2003, I was mandated by the president to proceed to South Africa, to purchase ammunition from the Arms Manufacturing Company In SouthAfrica (ARMSCO) to fight the rebels.This mandate and instruction was backed up with US$52. Million (Fifty TwoMillion United States Dollars)in cash, and was delivered by diplomatic immunity into South Africa. I have already purchased the first batch of ammunition at the sum of US$30Million (Thirty Million United States Dollars), which was delivered in June, and was negotiating for the purchase of the second batch when the president was forced to go on exile.I saw this as a golden opportunity to divert this money.I have already deposited this balance of US$22 Million (Twenty twoMillion United States Dollars) with a security Company, without declaring the actual content of the consignment. I am presently residing here as arefugee. The financial laws of South Africa do not allow a refugee to operate a bank account. In view of this, coupled with the way the money was acquired,I have decided not to invest this fund in South Africa, and solicit for the assistance of a reliable and trustworthyinternational businessman who can assist me to transfer this fund overseas for investment. For your efforts, I am prepared to offer you 25% of the total sum whileif you will assist me transfer this money into your overseas account. I have also set aside 5% of the total money for expenses that might be incurred during the process of this transfer, and 70% will be for my investment in a profitable venture in your country or anywhere else you may advice.From the above, you will understand that my entire life and future depends on this amount, as such I shall be very grateful if you can assist me.Please note that this transaction is risk-free. The major thing I demand from you is absolute assurance that the money will be safe when transferred into your account. If you can be of assistance, kindly contact me using the above phone number or my email address. Also send your private fax and phone numbers for easier communication and confidentiality of this transaction. Yours Sincerely, Bodioe Jonas M. NB;Contact me using my private email:email@example.com