This email with the subject "PLEASE HELP ME" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 06 Feb 2007 04:53:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "helena guei" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEAR LEE, I AM MRS HELENA GUEI,WIDOW TO GENERAL ROBERT GUEI FORMER MILITARY HEAD OF STATE OF IVORY COAST IN THE WEST AFRICAN SUB REGION WHO WAS ASSASINATED IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THURSDAY THE 19TH OF SEPTEMBER,2002. I AM NOW IN A NEIGHBOURING WEST AFRICAN COUNTRY WHERE I ESCAPED TO WITH MY CHILDREN FOLLOWING THE ASSASINATION OF MY HUSBAND, GENERAL GUEI BY TROOPS LOYAL TO THE GOVERNMENT AS A RESULT OF HIS SPONSORING MUTINOUS SOLDIERS WHO TRIED TO OVERTHROW HIS SUCCESSOR AND THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT,LAURENT GBAGBO. I HAVE JUST BEEN INFORMED THAT MY HUSBAND BEFORE HIS UNTIMELY DEATH WAS MAINTAINING A DEPOSIT IN THE AMOUNT OF US$17.4MILLION WITH A SECRET SECURITIES FIRM IN BURKINA FASO AND THE CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT IS SECURELY IN MY POSSESION RIGHT NOW. MY HUSBAND WHO ALSO LEFT HIS "WILL" ALONG SIDE THIS DEPOSIT INSTRUCTED THAT IN THE EVENT OF HIS DEATH THAT THIS DEPOSIT SHOULD BE INVESTED IN A PROFITABLE BUSINESS VENTURE OVERSEAS TO SECURE THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN AND THAT AN EXECUTOR SHOULD BE APPOINTED IN THIS REGARD TO CUSHION PRYING EYES OF INTRUDERS AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I AM CONTACTING YOU. I AM THEREFORE SEEKING YOUR ASSISTANCE TO SECURE THIS FUND OUT OF AFRICA AND SUBSEQUENTLY RESETTLING MYSELF AND MY FAMILY OF SIX IN YOUR COUNTRY. YOUR REWARD FOR ASSISTING ME IS SUBJECT TO NEGOTIATION AND COMMON AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE IN POSITION TO HELP ME OUT,PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME VIA THIS MAIL ADDRESS AS FOLLOWS:email@example.com. AWAITING YOUR TIMELY RESPONSE, HELENA GUEI. _________________________________________________________________Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! Download today it's FREE! http://messenger.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200471ave/direct/01/