This email with the subject "I humbly solicit your assistance." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 29 Apr 2006 09:12:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was mr. henry <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, First, I must apologize if my mode of first contact is not acceptable to you and also solicit your confidence in this transaction, this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that you do have anything to worry as I have perfected every arrangement with my colleague . I have decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction,as I am aware of the high sense of responsibility placed on you and believe in your discreetness and ability to handle transaction of this nature.Let me start by introducing myself properly to you. Iam Mr.Henry.B.Konan (Chief Executive Officer) of Africa Development Bank Ivory Coast,Abidjan.I came to know and pick on you in my Private Search for a Reliable and Reputable Person to handle this Confidential Transaction, which involves the appropriation and transfer of certain amount of Money to a Foreign Account requiring Maximum Confidence. Please the objective of this letter is to first ascertain your sincerity after your perusal of this proposition, reason being I lost a lot of money through a similar transaction in the past being that a trusted partner from Switzerland disappeared into tiny air after I transferred to his custody a huge amount of money.And I have learnt my lession. Please assure me of this in your reply. A Foreigner from United States of America, Late Stephen William a precious stone (Diamond) Merchant with THE UNITA rebel movement of Liberia,until his death in August the year 2001,used our services as his fiduciary agent and account trustees and had a closing balance as at the end of September,2001 worth (US$11,400,000.00),our firm now expects a next of kin as beneficiary. Valuable efforts are being made by this firm to get in touch with any of the Stephen William Family or Relatives but to no success since then. It is because of the perceived possibility of not being able to locate any of Late Stephen William next of kin (He had no wife or children that is known to us).The management under the influence of Our Chairman and Few influencial Members of the Board of Directors, has instructed that arrangement be made for the fund to be declared Unclaimed and subsequently be donated to yet to be specified trust fund.I strongly believe the chairman might be up to something funny with his group. In order to avert this development that will not take care of my interest, one of my trusted colleague and I who are anticipating interest now seek your permission to have you stand as the next of kin to Late Stephen William so that the fund US$11,400,000.00 will be released and paid into your account as the beneficiary next of kin. All documents and proofs to enable you get this fund will be carefully worked out. We have secured from the probate an order of mandamus suspending declaring the money as unclaimed with limited time to locate any of the deceased beneficiary next of kin, and moreso we are assuring you that this business is 100% risk free involvement. Your share stays while the rest be for myself and my colleague for investment purposes, according to the agreement we shall reach mutually. As soon as we receive an acknowledgement of receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business proposal, we would furnish you with the two options/modalities we have carefully perfected for you to choose from with our insider information depending on your convenience to accomplish the project and disbursement ratio to suit both parties without any conflict.If this proposal is acceptable by you, please do not make undue advantage of the trust we are to bestow on you. Please,Reply only to my Private Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org. or email@example.com Thanks and God bless. Best Regards, Mr.Henry .B.Konan Chief Executive Officer