This email with the subject "Seeking your Trust and Helping Hand" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 24 Feb 2006 10:42:00 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Pauline Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, 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 private and top secret. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and worried My Name is Pauline Williams,I am the only daughter of late Mr. and Mrs Fred Nzinga Williams who was assassinated in 2002 during a political unrest that engulfed my Country Zambia recently. They where shot to dead my unknown Person(s) who where accusing him of funding and sponsoring a factional Political group with his money. So in respect of this they came to our House and shot everyone dead including my two younger Siblings by then I was not at home,But fortunately my Father did not die instantly that day. It took him three Months later after that incident before he finally gave up the ghost. Before the death of my father, on October 28, 2002, in a private hospital, he secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has the sum of Fifteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States(US$15.5Million dollars he deposited it in a Finance and Scured Vault with my name as next of kin to the fund. Now, after the recent crisis that burst up in my Country I ran to Senegal where I seeked asylum, that is how I now went to stay in the a Refugee Camp. So that is where am currently staying for now. But the problem am encountering now is that due to my present situation I can not be able to file in for claim due to my age present status to handle such ammount of money, but can do so with the help of a foreign partner. So please dear, I am pleading, if you can help me and stand as my nominated next-of-kin and withdraw the fund for me (USS15.5 Million Dollars) to your account in your Country and I will be very glad to Please once can help me with this project, I will offer 15% percent of the money then after I will Come over to your Country to start up a new life. And also go into any profitable business you will advise me to do. Do indicate your intrest by writing me through this email email@example.com the most confidential for me at the moment I will be waiting to hear your favourable response. Sincerely, Pauline Williams