This email with the subject "Attn; My Dear Good Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 12 Oct 2006 02:41:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "nguess_eric" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Eric Nguessan & sister. Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Attn; My Dear Good Friend, Going by the fact that we have not met before, nor have a former contact with you, permit us to inform you our desire of going into business relationship with, which by virtue shall bring financial-upliftment, greatness and honour to our respective families on its conclussion. Purpose of contact: Our parents, Chief & Mrs. Thomas Nguessan (late) were very wealthy Gold/Ivory marchants based in Abidjan, capital of Cote d'Ivoire. Recently, on their return from a business trip in Bangkok to negotiate on business deal, they were attacked by some unknwon assasins, unfortunately our mother died instantly while our father was taken to a specialist hospital where he died six days after. Before he (my father) finally gave up ghost, he called me on his bed-side as his only son and disclosed to me confidentially of this US$12.5M cash deposit he made with one of the commercial banks in Abidjan city, for onward transfer abroad for our proposed family investment. My father thereby revealed to me that it is because of this very huge sum he got from his business, his business rivals & associates want to kill him, thereby urged me with urgency to go to his personal underground safe in our family villa to collect to my custody all the depository documents covering the fund fund in the bank, then quickly look for a trustworthy & God-fearing foreign investor who shall not betray us, to help us transfer the money oversea for investment in any lucrative business of our choice for our future welfare. Now, the funeral of our late parents is over and we have choosing you with confidence to be our foreign business partner, in order to help us transfer the US$12.5M to your personal/company bank account for investment in your country. Moreso, I and my sister has agreed that 12.5% out of the total amount will be your cash compensation while an addition of 5% will be added incase of any expenses you may incure on the process. Please, on your acceptance to help us, we will be very glad to receive your reply as soon as possible. You can also reach us with this Privent Email Address; email@example.com Thanks & God bless you. Eric & sister ---------------------------------------- Upgrade your account today for increased storage; mail forwarding or POP enabled e-mail with automatic virus scanning. Visit our member benefits page at https://members.canada.com/benefits.aspx for more information.