This email with the subject "business associate partner ( your urgent reply )" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 23 Dec 2006 12:46:32 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs. Judith Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am contacting you with hope that you will help out, I am from Republic of Sierra Leone, Well before I proceed I would like to let you know that I got your contact information from the world business directory during my search for a trust worthy business partner . My Late Husband was killed during the war in my country, He was the former Minister in charge of commerce and trade, before his Death, he informed me of the fund he deposited with a safe deposit company in Thailand. After his death, I left my country with my Son Kennedy to seek political asylum in Thailand since we have this deposit there, but due to the nature of our stay here, I have decided to contact you because I am interested in investing the funds in your country which is investment friendly, and I am prepared to offer you 10% out of the total fund for your assistance, the amount of the deposit is $5.3m USA Dollars, all the documents of the deposit is with me. Please kindly guide and assist me in making the right investment since I am also interested in buying a residential property as I will be moving my family over there as soon as every thing regarding technical and logistics details is worked out and ascertained to our respective satisfaction. In view of your participation, I am ready to give you a good negotiable percentage for your assistance, or better still commit it into viable Joint venture projects, be assured that you stand no risk of any kind as the funds belongs to me and my only survived son. As soon as I get your consent, we will quickly move this fund to your country for investment. However, upon your acceptance to work as my partner, you can contact my son Kennedy on his private mobile number or e-mail for more details. I am here with my only surviving son Kennedy, I strongly believe that associating with you to embark on this and other business ventures will derive a huge success here and after, please include you private contact telephone number and private e-mail when replying. Yours Sincerely Mrs. Judith Smith.