This email with the subject "Soliciting for Partnerhip/Assistance." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 18 Aug 2006 14:22:46 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Thomas S. Taylor" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Soliciting for Partnerhip/Assistance. From: Thomas S. Taylor. Dear friend, Before I proceed, courtesy demands that I introduce myself. My name is Thomas S. Taylor, the son of Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia. My father was a leader of the revolutionary forces that freed the tiny but prosperous country of Liberia from the dictatorial regime and known cabals in the '90s. He later became the ad hoc and elected president of the country through a free and fair election. At the beginning of the new century, 2002 to be precise, there was a rebellion mainly by loyalist of the former cabal which my father resisted. This was about to lead to another civil strife before the regional governments in west Africa and African Union lead by the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the leadership of President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to intervened. Among the conditions of for peace was for my father to relinquish leadership and go on exile for another free and fair election to be conducted and chat a new peace deal for the country. My father left for Nigeria with members of my family, trusted aids and other movable assets of the family which was made from prospective and legally acquired diamond mining before and during the war in accordance with the regional and United Nation (UN) plans. I cannot hide the fact that my father was more than a comfortable man before the civil unrest. His beliefs, nobility and patriotic tendencies made him to be involved in rescuing the enslaved Liberians from the dictators. While in Nigeria, my father made deposits of most of the cash assets in the name of my siblings and myself in several European countries through an appointed notary officer who is also the family attorney. Presently, the total money deposited in my name in a Security & finance company is $7.5 million (usd). The said of $7.5 million was deposited in my name at the Security company in "diplomatic baggages/consignments" and declared as "African Arts & Craft" for the sake of maintaining the confidentiuality of content of the diplomatic consignment. Unfortunately, my father was recently deported to Sierra Leon enroute to The Hague (International Court of Justice), The Netherlands to face an international tribunal for war crimes and this was not part of the peace deal before leaving Liberia. The family felt that it is a betrayal on the part of President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Nigeria government and the international communities that were party to this peace negotiation. Before he was taken to Sierra Leone, he formally introduced me as the eldest son and custodian of his estates to the attorney and handed over the cash deposits certificates to me to manage for the family's benefits. I am therefore looking for a trustworthy individual/firm outside Africa whom I can transfer the deposited fund to in an offshore account as my trustee for the purpose of safety and future business investments as I can no longer trust the Nigerian government and officials here. If I receive a favorable reply, I shall instruct the family attorney to effect the transfer of beneficiary of his properties and rights in your favor while we work out modalities of your commission/remunerations. Be well informed that this cash deposit was moved to a security company in Europe under "diplomatic immunity" by diplomatic courier service and is not known to the government nor anybody. It is a secret between selected members of my family, the security company and my family lawyer. If need be, I can provide you with my lawyer's (Barr. Tunde Kamson) contact details for confirmation and follow up. Please, do let me know in your reply if yu are willing to assist with your full names, address and contact phone numbers as this will help for easy and confidential communication. Thomas S. Taylor.