This email with the subject "Dear friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 18 Sep 2006 11:54:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Leonard Ken Auta" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend,Good day to you my good friend, How are you and your family, I hope everyone is doing well, my regards.... With due respect, trust and humility, I write to you irrespective of the fact you do not know me, but please do consider this letter as a request from a brother in dire need of assistance. I got your contact over the Internet when I am searching for a reliable and trustworthy individual or company that can assist us start a new life and invest on a lucrative business. I am Mr. Leonard Ken Auta Jr. I live at number 38 Convent Garden King Street, Shell Quarters 1112 England. I am the only child of my parents. My Father was a wealthy Coffee Merchant before his relatives poisoned him to death, due to jealous and Greed. My mother and I were dispossessed from our rightful civil liberties. My father knew that our situation might change when he is no longer there for us.
Before his death, he told my mother that he deposited a box that contains (His personal documents and sum of four million pounds Sterling) with a security finance company in London for safekeeping. He gave me the document, which he made with my name as the next of kin. He told us to relocate to USA or any part of Europe or Asia. He advised that in no condition we would decide to reside here for the sake of our life. I am soliciting for your assistance in claiming and receiving this box that contains the fund on our behalf. We would be coming over to reside permanently, invest with you and start a good living without fear. We need your assistance to get back to good living because we have nothing left; the fund in question is the only hope we have. If you decide to help us out of this predicament, we will compensate you handsomely when we arrive to you.
Finally, I have been in contact with the security finance company in London to make some enquiries on how the transaction would be made. They told me that the box would be delivered to my chosen destination, and asked me to provide the full information of my beneficiary. If you consider assisting me, please reply with your Full name, telephone number where you can easily be reached and home Address. Please make no mistake about the information for the sake of misplacement. On receiving your response, I will file in an application to the Security Finance Company in London regarding the claiming of the consignment in their vault on your behalf Please tell me more about your self, what you do for a living and more about your area where you live.
Bless you, Leonard Kan Auta Jr. _________________________________________________________________Be the first to hear what's new at MSN - sign up to our free newsletters! http://www.msn.co.uk/newsletters