This email with the subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 22 Jan 2008 12:18:05 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "abraham johnson" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, This letter may come to you as a surprise but I really pray to God to help me choose somebody that will be my true partner. I got your email address from network directory. I apologize if I have infringed on your privacy. I am Richard Kabbah. I was once a prominent member of the former Sierra Leone government. During the civil war in Sierra Leone some few years ago the present president, president Tejan Kabba started a witch hunting of all the past cabinet members leading to the seizure of treasury and capital assets, which affected me and my family drastically during which process some of my investments ,both home and abroad were confiscated. I decided to flea to The Netherlands. Before I relocated to the UK were we are presently taking Refuge Before now I had deposited a consignment, containing Fifteen million five hundred thousand dollars($15,500,000.00),with a security in The Netherlands and since the law there do not allow refugee to get involved in transaction of this magnitude hence we beseech your assistance. I will give all the power necessary (documents) to collect the box on my behalf when you tell me in your reply that you will help me and I can trust and count on you. You don't have to worry, as this is 100% risk free. No doubt this proposal will make you apprehensive, please I employ you to observe utmost confidentiality and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us. Note also that we shall require your assistance to invest our share in your country or which ever avenue you consider fit such as, buying of properties like houses, hotels etc) This is why your urgent action and response is of priority to enable us conclude this transaction, as soon as possible. I do not have the modalities to put up claims to this fund. Hence, I am contacting you to assist me in transferring this fund into your account. All documents relating to the conclusion of this transaction is in my custody, which I will make available to you later. Your area of specialization will not be a hindrance to the successful execution of this transaction. We will be waiting to hear from you via our alternative email:firstname.lastname@example.org on the next line of action. Sincerely yours, Richard Kabbah email:email@example.com