A Scam Email with the Subject "A message of hope and help" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 19 Oct 2006 08:27:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was colman koroma <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Colmann Koroma Tel: 0034692974003 E-Mail: Colmann_1_koroma@yahoo.co.uk ATT: Dear Sir, I am Colman Koroma from Sierra Leone. I am the son of late Dantata Koroma the former chairman / board of director of Sierra Leone Diamond mining Cooperation. During the war in my country my father was shot by the rebels of Foday Sankoh of the Capital city, Free Town. After his death, my mother escaped from the country. As a result of my discrete search for a reliable Foreign partner, I am delighted in you based on a profile conviction about your experience in offshore investment program, which I got from chambers of commerce and industry here in Spain. I now decided to write to you to assist me in an investment program, and I need your assistance to help me in investing my money in your country . In few days before my father was assassinated, he instructed me to leave the Country with my Mum and a little sister and warned me strongly to go to his underground safe where the documents of a box which he deposited in a security Company in Abidjan Cote d`ivoire was . This trunk sealed box contain USD22million dollars (twenty-two million dollars) and was declared by my father as a family treasures and personal artifice . All the original documents has my name on it as the first son and beneficiary . Hoping that you will respond to my call to assist me in investing this money, because I am totally ignorant of investment and I was in school when the war broke out in my country. For your assistance and cooperation, I have decided to give to you, 20% of the total sum involved and 5% is mapped out for any miscellaneous expenses that we incur during the process of transferring this money to your country. Moreover, it is risk free in this transaction. I am presently 24 years of age and should not safekeeping till I am convinced that you can accommodate the money. The bottom line is that we need to meet in Spain to arrange on the relocation of the fund to your country. Items on the things I want are: 1. Help me to bank the money in safe account. 2. Help me to get residential paper and giving me directions as to what to invest on. Please give me a call as soon as you receive my message to enable me finalize with the Security company where to I deposited the fund. Best Regards Colman Koroma.