A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 07 Jun 2006 12:44:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Mr. David Modu <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. David K. Modu Email: email@example.com I do recognize the surprise this urgent but confidential letter will bring to you especially as it came from a stranger, but be rest assured that it came with best of intentions. First, I must introduce myself I am Mr. David K. Modu from the diamond-rich district of Sierra Leone and my father Mr.Goerge Modu was the former Special adviser to the ousted Head of State of Sierra Leone, Major Johnny Paul Koroma. I got your address and other details from the International Chamber of Commerce here in South Africa. During the war between our forces led by the Ex-Head of State, Major Johnny Koroma and the West African Allied Forces (ECOMOG), my country relied heavily on foreign earnings generated from diamond trade. This money was personally kept by the then President, Major Johnny Paul Koroma since our banking system had collapsed during the war. However, as the war progressed, it became apparent that we were going to loose the war to the superior and better armed West African Allied Forces(ECOMOG).At this point, the key officers of the administration started making frantic efforts on how to leave Sierra Leone safely thereby sharing the proceeds/money from this diamond trade. In view of the fact that my father was one of the key officers of then administration and an In-law to Major Paul Koroma, he succeeded in getting the sum of US$15 Million (Fifteen Million United States Dollars). Arrangement were made and transferred the money through diplomatic means to Madrid Spain, where I am presently living in exile as an asylum seeker but unfortunately, my father died of heart attack after a few months of exile in South Africa and automatically, I came in total control of the said money as the only surviving son. We deposited the money with a Security Company here in Madrid, Spain for security reasons. The actual content was not disclosed to them (Security Company) pending when we see a trust worthy person who will assist us in transferring this money to his account outside Spain as the strict Monetary laws here do not allow asylum seekers certain financial rights. I shall be most grateful if you can assist me accomplish this transaction and hoping too that you will remain trustworthy. For your efforts and assistance, I have agreed to give you 25% of the total sum while 15% will be set aside for all the expenses incurred in the course of this transaction. The rest of the 60% will be for my family investment in your country. Please, note that I have made arrangements for a successful deal and every legal document are with me, as such, the only thing I ask from you is total assistance to transfer this money, complete trust and assurance that my own part of the money will be safe when transferred to your account.I would also wish you keep this proposal highly confidential and secret considering my father's position before his death and the latest agreement reached between African Union Leaders and their European Counterparts to repatriate all funds deposited in European Banks by former African Leaders. If you are interested in assisting me, Please contact me through my private email addresses:firstname.lastname@example.org,or by phone:+ 34-695-084-878 as soon as possible. Thanking you in advance for your anticipated co-operation. Yours faithfully, Mr. David Kaloudji Modu