This email with the subject "Dearest One," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 05 Feb 2008 01:32:47 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dearest One, Good day and how are you, Firstly, I will like to introduce myself properly to you. My name is john Jephte, the only Son of Late Robert Jephte from Republic of Cote D'Ivoire, (Ivory Coast). I know it is normal and natural for you to wonder why I contacted for assistance in this transaction when we have not met each other before, I am pleading that you be patient with me because I have no choice than to do what I am doing now since it is the only way out of this problem I found myself based on the fact that most times in life, One must confide in another Person to survive, I therefore decided to contact you to find a solution to my problem irrespective of the fact that we never knew each other, please do not misunderstand me since a journey of hundred miles starts with a step, I am therefore begging you to accept me with an open heart and mind, it is the situation I found myself that made me to contact you and ask for your assistance. I am contacting you to assist me transfer the Sum of US$9,500.000.00, I inherited from my Late Father which he made from the sale of Crude Oil Business for investment in your country under your Management while I continue my education because my education stopped abruptly due to the death of my Father. My mother died after giving birth to me, so I never knew my mother. Behold, my only hope and courage in life which was my father was brutally killed by unknown assasins. Many thanks to you if you can help me as I would compensate you with a good percentage of the money which is negotiable after the money has been successfully transferred and confirmed in your account. Thanks and God bless you as i wait for your urgent respond, Your's Faithfully, John Jephte