This email with the subject "A CRY FOR HELP." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 06 Mar 2007 03:28:47 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "SMITH .EMESON" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
HELLO DEAR FRIEND, THIS LETTER MIGHT COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISED SINCE WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY PREVIOUS CORESPONDENCE.THIS IS AS A RESULT OF THE HELPLESS SITUATION I FOUND MYSELF INTO. MY NAME IS SMITH EMESON , I AM 23 YEARS OLD BOY,FROM REPUBLIC OF MALAWAI IN SOUTHREN AFRICA .I GOT YOUR CONTACT DURING MY SEARCH FOR A RELIABLE, CAPABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY PERSON THAT CAN ASSIST ME IN THIS DARKEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE.I LOST MY FATHER, MOTHER AND TWO SISTERS AND A BROTHER WITH OUR FAMILY HOUSE DURING THE BOMB EXPLOSION AT THE ARMY CANTONMENT (BARRACKS). I AM ALIVE WRITING YOU BECAUSE I WAS FORTUNATE TO BE OUTSIDE HOME AT THE TIME OF THE EXPLOSIONS. I AM WRITING YOU NOW FROM OUR CHURCH WHERE THE VICTIMS OF THE EXPLOSION ARE KEPT INCLUDING MYSELF. NO HOUSE, NO GOOD HEALTH,BEFORE MY FATHER'S SUDDEN DEATH, HE KEPT THE SUM OF US$9.5,000,000.00 (NINE MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS) IN CASH WITH A PRIVATE SECURITY AND FINANCE COMPANY IN SENEGAL .NOW THAT HE IS LATE AND I AM THE ONLY ONE LEFT BEHIND. I AM WRITING YOU TO ASSIST ME RECEIVE THIS MONEY IN YOUR COUNTRY, INVEST IT IN A PROFITABLE BUSINESS AND RELOCATE ME TO JOIN YOU IMMEDIATELY. AS A RESULT OF INSECURITY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY HERE, I DO NOT WANT TO STAY HERE ANY LONGER.PLEASE INDICATE YOUR READYNESS TO ASSIST ME,SO THAT ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FUNDS WILL BE PASSED TO YOU IMMEDIATELY. SEND TO ME YOUR TEL/FAX NUMBERS FOR EASY COMMUNICATION.AND ALSO ASSURE ME YOU WILL NOT BETRAY ME AT THE END THIS TRANSACTION KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF ONLY. IF THIS TRANSACTION IS PROPERLY EXECUTED, I AM PREPARED TO GIVE YOU 30% OF THE TOTAL SUM FOR YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE.EMAI REGARDS MY EMAIL ADDRESS:firstname.lastname@example.org thanks for your consideration. sincerely yours SMITH EMESON