Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: linda jacobson <>

This email with the subject "PLEASE HELP ME" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 19 Oct 2007 22:49:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was linda jacobson <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Dearest One,
I wish to let you know that my chosen you in this  transaction is not carnal but through the direction of  God. I was praying and fasting for a reliable and honest partner when you were spiritually introduced to  me.
I am MISS LINDA JACOBSON,  20 years old and the only daughter of my late RICHARD MR and MRS JACOBSON. My father was a highly reputable business man (a cocoa merchant) who operated in the capital of Ivory coast during his days. 
It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad year 12th Febuary 2005.
Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time. But God knows the truth! My mother died when I was just 4 years old,and since then  my father took me so special. 
Before his death on 12th Febuary 2005 he called the secretary who accompanied  him to the hospital and told him that he has the sum of Twentyfive Million,Seven Hundred Thousand United State Dollars (USD$25,700,000.00) left in a security company in a mettalic trunk box,but the security company didn't know the content because it was registered as family valuables for security reasons.
He further told him that he deposited the money in my name,and finally issued a written instruction to his lawyer whom he said is in possession of all the necessary but legal documents to this fund and the security company.
I am just 20 years old and a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do.Now I want an account overseas where I can transfer this funds. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast.  The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life.
SIR/MADAM, I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards.Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded. Now permit me to ask these few questions:-

1. Can you honestly help me as your daughter?
2. Can I completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money is in your account?
Please,Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible. Thank you so much.
My sincere regards,
Miss Linda Jacobson

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