This email with the subject "Dearest One," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 30 Apr 2007 09:16:09 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "james akuma" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
ADDRESS:03 BP 25687 ABIDJAN 03
AVENUE 23 RUE 33 BARREE COCODY
ABIDJAN, cote d ivoire
PLEASE CONSIDER THIS AS PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL.
I know you will be surprised to read from me, but please consider this as a request from a 17 years old young boy in dire need of your kind assistance.
I got your contact after my prayers and i believe you will not disappoint me.
My name is James Akuma.I am the only child of late Dr.Frank Akuma, who was a cocoa businessman and a local politician here in Abidjan,cote d ivoire before he was assassinated in November 2003 with my mother by an unknown assassins following a business disagreement with his relatives.
My mother died instantly during the attack but my father died five days after in a hospital here in Abidjan. On that fateful afternoon that my father died, I didnīt know that he was going to leave me after I had lost my mother. But before he gave up the ghost, it was as if he knew he was going to die. He (may his soul rest in perfect peace) informed and disclosed to me that he deposited the sum of $5 million U.S dollars in a Bank here in Abidjan cote d ivoire.That the money was meant for establishing his businesses.
Though, according to my father he deposited this money in his own name and mentioned me in the documents as his next of kin and beneficiary of this money in event of his death. He gave me the documents and necessary information and instructed me to seek for a trust worthy person abroad who will help me invest and manage this money for me until i am capable to handle it due to the crisis here in Cote d ivoire.
Now I have succeeded in contacting this BANK and confirmed that this fund is still there. Now I am soliciting for your assistance to help me lift and secure this money out from This Bank to your account so that you can manage and invest it in any lucrative business venture in your country for me since i am just 17 years old and lack the ability to handle this money and so that I can contiune my education which i stopped since my parents death.
I expect your kind reply so that i can give you the necassary information for this money so that it can be transfered to you so that i can come over to your country to continue my education and life.
Thanks for your understanding.May God be with you.