This email with the subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 27 Jan 2007 14:25:02 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Daniel Briggs <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Barrister Daniel Briggs, a consultant based in Nigeria West Africa.I represent Her Royal Majesty,Preye Aleto Allagoa,Wife of the late King of Degema kingdom,which is an autonomus and oil producing community. She has instructed me to locate a foreigner who would act as her fund manager and partner in this business which would be of immense benefit to both parties.I want you to contact me immediately so that we can proceed with the business. She wishes to invest the sum of $8.5 million overseas and needs somebody to manage this investment on her behalf. She is now sick forsometime now,following phsycological trauma she goes through as a result of their strict tradition which makes it difficult for her to associate with anybody until after the burial of her late husband. As you may not be aware,her husband was killed by some unknwon people concerning the illegal drilling of oil from their community's oil wells which her husband objected strongly aganist and this led to his untimely death. In the course of the struggle aganist bunkering her husband made so many enemies both in the government and their immediate community who are now bent on making life very difficult for her and her children.Since his demise they have been subjected to penury, victmization and neglect You should also bear in mind that your assistance/partnership is needed to transfer and secure this fund for the investment. She proposes a commission of 20% of the sum to you for your expected services and partnership.Your response is therefore highly needed so as to stop further contact. I hope this will be the beginning of a prosperous business relationship between her family and your family.Nevertheless if you are for any reason not interested, kindly inform me immediately so that I will look for another contact.I also require your endorsement for further details Awaiting for your quick response. Regards, Barr. Daniel Briggs firstname.lastname@example.org